At Roundwood Park School, we want to encourage you all to become confident and assured learners; Scholars, in fact.
What is the Super-Curriculum?
Learning does not just happen in the classroom and those who go on to be masters in their field spend lots of time independently exploring, asking questions and finding answers. So, we have developed the Roundwood Park Super-Curriculum to help you follow your passions and achieve mastery in the subjects that may shape your futures.
Why complete the Super-Curriculum?
Completing these challenges will give you an opportunity to shine in the subjects that you love. Committing yourself to these learning challenges will help you to develop many ASPIRE habits too; you will become a more resilient, ambitious and independent learner. These are skills that are sought after by employers and universities alike. You will be able to apply for courses in the future with lots of evidence of things that you have done to strengthen your applications to university or apprenticeships. Most importantly, you will also have lots of fun along the way.
How do I become a Scholar?
The super-curriculum will be flagged by teachers in the classroom, but it is not home learning. It is independent ‘stretch and challenge’ work. When you have completed tasks in a given subject, you are responsible for letting us know. Tell your teacher. When you have completed either ALL of the challenges in ONE subject or FIVE in THREE subjects, you will become a Roundwood Park Scholar. We have lots of scholars badges ready for you.
Explore this website by choosing the subject that you have a passion for, or one that you are interested in pursuing as part of a career in the future. Look at the challenges for your year group. Though, you may want to look ahead and complete the challenges in the key stage above where you are. Get started! Print the page that you are interested in completing. Let your teachers know that you are giving it a go.
If you have any more questions, get in touch with Mrs Martin.
SCHOLARS JOURNAL 2023
Throughout the last school year, our scholars had the opportunity to meet and collaborate each month in workshops delivered by staff, and students have thoroughly enjoyed the amazing array of subject content that was delivered. We considered the next steps for human evolution, pondered the safety of the home in Gothic children’s literature, explored our own family heritage, debated the ethics of the insanity clause and puzzled over the language of philosophy among many other things.
Some scholars submitted work to our inaugural Scholars Journal which is attached below. It is a compendium of work that has been completed as part of the super-curriculum in order to become a scholar, or as exploratory work. All of this incredible work has been done independently for the sheer love of learning. Please enjoy reading it at your leisure.