Teaching pupils from a Global Perspective enables pupils to gain a better understanding of the world they live in.
The Global Curriculum aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.
This page is an information portal for parents of Year 9 pupils on the Global Curriculum.
The Global Curriculum at Bay House School
The GC has taken a lot of inspiration from the International Baccalaureate. Teaching pupils from a Global Perspective enables them to gain a better understanding of the world they live in. The Global Curriculum aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Through promoting better intercultural understanding and respect we seek to equip learners to be Global citizens in the 21st century, who will be able to contribute to a better and more peaceful world. This programme encourages students to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
It seeks to offer a high quality of education to the pupils who have signed up, a type of education that has previously not been available to them. One of the aims of the GC is to develop outward looking, broad minded individuals with the thinking skills necessary to succeed in today’s global society. We seek to offer the pupil an education to suit his or her needs, to spark enthusiasm to learn. We aim to encourage and facilitate the pupils to make the transaction from being a citizen of Gosport to being a Global Citizen.
We will provide a learning environment that enables our pupils to discover more about the world around them. We want to help them have the vision to develop their own perspectives and views about the world, so that they can become more informed, open minded pupils who are able to form their own opinions. We will make the connection between the curriculum within school and the complex world outside school. The GC will enable pupils to achieve their potential. Through our main values we aim to produce students who are respectful, conscientious and inspired. The GC will challenge pupils and help them develop a resilience to enable them to cope with all that life has to offer.
We seek to use the following Global Concepts as the basis for our Schemes of Learning:
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- To create a framework of learning from a global perspective that encourages learners to become open-minded, creative, critical and reflective thinkers, and facilitates understanding that goes beyond the memorization of factual knowledge.
- To prepare learners for the challenges of today’s world in an era of constant rapid change and an access to information.
- To promote intellectual challenge.
- To encourage learners to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world.
- To foster the development of skills to enhance communication, intercultural understanding and global engagement.
- To focus on concepts and contexts that cross disciplinary, cultural, national and geographical boundaries.
- To develop innovation in curriculum and assessment.
- To deliver a Global Curriculum that links in with the skills and knowledge of the national context and ensures preparation for GCSE study.
Due to the nature of the Global Curriculum drawing upon current world affairs and processes for its curriculum inspiration, the topics that the students learn are current and constantly changing. Below are some of the topics pupils have studied within their lessons.
- Being a ‘Global Citizen’
The nature of the Global Curriculum means that there are a range of opportunities for pupils to take of advantage of trips such as Bletchley Park and the Globe Theatre in London, as well as excursions further afield. The school has a well-established link with Beatrix College in The Netherlands where the students have the opportunity to take part in an exchange. Global Curriculum pupils also have first refusal on a trip to China.