Beyond the Curriculum and the Classroom

A Case Study of a Curriculum Enhancement Programme in an English Secondary School

  • Rachel Jackson Liverpool John Moores University

Abstract

This paper reports on findings from the author’s Masters of Education project in which Classics as an after-school curriculum enhancement programme was offered to Year 9 pupils (aged 13-14) in a maintained school in Salford. The programme also incorporated excursions to supplement the extracurricular lessons delivered by the researcher (a qualified English and Classics teacher) whilst working as a teacher of English at the secondary school. Qualitative and quantitative data from a questionnaire (n=14), a focus group (n=5) and observations are presented here as a case study into the perceived impact of this curriculum enhancement programme on the participants, half of whom were identified by the school as ‘disadvantaged’.

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Published
2018-12-01