At Moon Hall, we focus the curriculum around the child and what their needs are. We follow the National curriculum where we can and tailor it to ensure our pupils can access the course. We use 5 different exam boards to ensure that we are getting it right for each individual and providing them with the best opportunity to be successful in their GCSE's.
In Key Stage 2, we provide a full curriculum education with emphasis on literacy and numeracy. Some children benefit from a curriculum in English and/or Maths which gives them the opportunity to move at a pace enabling them to consolidate their learning, whilst others benefit from an accelerated curriculum.
We take very seriously the importance of having a firm base in literacy and numeracy on which to build further academic achievement and the importance of acquiring the skills needed for a happy and successful life.
Our English Staff are specialists in their field. They are entirely conversant with highly structured multi-sensory remedial programmes – based on the work of leading dyslexia theorists.
We offer a full English course, based on the National Curriculum, incorporating the Phono-Graphix ‘sound to symbol to meaning’ system of teaching reading, comprehension and spelling.
We teach in small classes, aiming to have a maximum of 14. These are split into smaller matched groups for English and Maths.
Our wider curriculum offer is rich and varied. Pupils are taught Science, Geography, History, IT, Art, PE and Games, all of which are led by subject specialist teachers who also deliver that subject to pupils in the Senior School. Subject specialist teachers are experts in their field, which aids our pupils’ smooth curriculum journey, whilst also helping with the transition to the Senior School at the end of Year 6.
We also teach Touch-typing, Animation and Mindfulness to all our pupils. On Friday afternoons, the curriculum is extended to include Forest School activities, making use of our wonderful grounds.
Our Senior School covers the Key Stages 3 and 4 of the National Curriculum. We take children from our Junior School, from Moon Hall, Dorking and from other schools into Year 7 and into more senior years if there are vacancies.
We teach a wide range of national curriculum subjects except foreign languages. We use specialist subject teachers supported by dyslexia trained specialist teachers or assistant teachers.
Currently, every pupil, whatever their difficulties, will sit three core GCSE examinations in English Language, Maths and Biology. In addition, they are able to take English Literature and are encouraged to select from another eleven or more options of GCSE or GCSE equivalent subjects.