Thomasson Secondary Provision (TSP) curriculum is designed to give a balanced and broad based education that ensures all students achieve their potential. The curriculum is differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
At Key Stage 3 a full suite of national curriculum subjects are delivered including religious education. Students are taught Sign Language and Deaf Studies in place of Modern Foreign Languages.
Students are taught both within TSP Base and mainstream classes and are placed in sets for core subjects, Humanities, Computing and Technology. For all other subjects they are placed in mixed ability groups. All students receive support from Qualified Teachers of the Deaf and Communication Support Workers.
To ensure all students achieve their potential TSP offers two academic routes; mainstream and Base taught lessons. If suitable a combination of the two routes can be followed.
Subject Number of Lessons per week
|Subject||Number of Lessons per week|
|Design Technology and Food||2|
TSP has designed a scheme of work that covers the three skill areas of: Reading, Writing and Speaking & Listening. The schemes of work focus around a variety of themes and students are regularly assessed across the skill areas.
The scheme of work follows a two year rolling programme which covers the following themes:
TSP follows the Pearson Progress Maths scheme of work which covers the areas of
Students are regularly assessed across these skill areas.
TSP follows the Pearson Exploring Science scheme of work which covers the following areas;
Students are assessed across these skill areas.
Each year group will study the following topic areas;
|· Life Processes
· The skeleton
· Transfer in Food chains
· Energy and Changes
· Energy and Food
· Solid, Liquids & Gases
· Melting, Freezing and Boiling
· Gas Pressure
· More Changes of Matter
|· The Night Sky
· The Solar System
· The Earth
· The Moon
· Gravity in Space
· Effects of the Environment
· Transfers in Food Chains
· Reproduction Organs
· Becoming Pregnant
· Sexual Reproduction
· The Menstrual Cycle
· Gestation and Birth
· Puberty and Consent
At Key Stage 3 TSP students follow a scheme of work based on Heinemann Geography 360°. Lessons enable students to develop key geographical skills and knowledge that is assessed on a regular basis.
|Year 7||Year 8
|What is Geography?||Skills in Geography
|Using Ordnance Survey Maps
|Shopping Past Present & Future|
|Investigating Your Local Area||Climate, People & Future Choices
|What is the UK?
|Rivers & Floods|
|Great British Scenery
|South & East Asia
At Key Stage 3 TSP students follow a scheme of work based on Pearson Exploring History.
|Year 7||Year 8
|The Norman Conquest
|Kings & Queens
|The British Empire
|The Black Death
|The Slave Trade|
|The Industrial Revolution
TSP Key Stage 3 pupils follow a scheme of work that enables students to study features of six major world faiths.
|Year 7||Year 8
For further information regarding our curriculum please contact Miss Reynolds via phone or email: email@example.com
Thomasson Memorial School, Devonshire Road, Bolton BL1 4PJ Thomasson Secondary Provision, Sharples School, Hill Cot Road, Bolton BL1 8SN
01204 333118 or 0773 1673339
01204 333253 ex 158 Secondary