Our Curriculum

Our aim at King’s Liverpool is simple – we want to provide the best possible education for our students. We will help every individual to achieve their goals, dreams and ambitions. 

Our curriculum is devised in such a way that it enables students to build up a rich body of knowledge over time. It reflects the school’s local context and helps students become confident individuals with the academic skills, intellectual habits, qualities of character and leadership traits that they need to succeed today and in tomorrow's world.  

We provide students with a broad curriculum experience and support them so that they become resilient and successful in all aspects of their learning. 

The school’s ASPIRE values are at the heart of our curriculum provision. Threaded through our curriculum are the ‘seven pillars of character’. These pillars are integral to the ASPIRE values. Each value is ‘taught’ and ‘caught’.  


Our key curriculum values: 

Academic skills

Students will develop the necessary study habits, learning strategies, personal organisation, and time management skills they need to help them master their learning. Without mastery, they will not fulfil their potential. 

Intellectual habits

So that they fulfil their potential, we encourage students to develop fierce concentration through sustained attention. Thoroughness, accuracy, meaningful reflection and critical analytical thinking are taught skills at our school. 

Successful citizens

To serve and become successful civic contributors we help our students become socially aware; develop a strong moral conscience and become effective communicators. Our students need a suite of academic qualifications as well as being digitally literate, capable of analytical and critical thinking and self-motivated. 

Character and leadership traits

Character development is ‘taught and caught’ through lessons and by constant modelling of our ‘seven pillars of character’. These are held together using the acronym ‘ASPIRE’.  


 Our key curriculum aims: 

  • A well sequenced, well-planned curriculum that provides breadth, then depth and helps students acquire new knowledge and develop new skills 

  • A strong academic core of subjects, including English and mathematics that ensures students have the important knowledge they need to be successful citizens of the future 

  • To ensure students transition successfully from primary to secondary school, from Year 9 into Year 10 and from Year 11 to post-16 opportunities. 

  • To make sure that students have a wide range of opportunities to read so that they can acquire a deeper understanding of the subjects they are studying 

  • To provide meaningful careers education in all subject areas that helps students reflect on their ambitions, interests, strengths, and abilities and ensures that they transition successfully from school to further education, training, or employment.  

  • To promote additional opportunities across a range of areas such as sport, performance, and the arts.  

For more information about our curriculum, please contact the Head of School, Mr Cordon.  

Subjects followed by students in key stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) 

The curriculum includes: 

  • English  

  • mathematics  

  • science 

  • humanities – history, geography and religious education 

  • Spanish 

  • performing arts – drama and music 

  • art and design  

  • design and technology  

  • computing  

  • physical education 

  • enrichment - this includes personal development, citizenship and cadets 

  • behaviours 

Subjects followed by students in key stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) 

Core curriculum 

  • English language - GCSE (AQA) 

  • English literature - GCSE (AQA) 

  • mathematics - GCSE (AQA) 

  • science - separate sciences (biology, Chemistry, physics)/trilogy science GCSE - (AQA)  

  • personal development, including religious education (non-examined) 

  • physical education (core/non-examined) 

  • behaviours 

Wider curriculum (students choose from the following subjects) 

  • Arabic - GCSE (AQA) 

  • Business - GCSE (Edexcel) 

  • Fine Art - GCSE (AQA) 

  • Geography - GCSE (AQA) 

  • History - GCSE (AQA) 

  • Hospitality and catering - GCSE (WJEC) 

  • Spanish - GCSE (AQA) 

  • Health and Social Care - BTEC Level 2 (Pearson) 

  • Performing Arts - BTEC Level 2 (Pearson) 

  • Creative iMedia - CNAT Level 2 (OCR) 

  • Enterprise and Marketing - CNAT Level 2 (OCR) 

  • Information Technologies - CNAT Level 2 (OCR) 

  • Sports Studies - CNAT Level 2 (OCR)