Curriculum

YEAR 7 (KEY STAGE 3)

There are 52 periods per fortnight.

(The hours per fortnight are in brackets after each subject).

English (7)

History (4)

Science (6)

Technology (4)

MFL (6)

Mathematics (7)

Religious Education (2)

Music (1)

Art (2)

Physical Education (4)

Drama (1)

 

Geography (4)

Computing (2)

Enrichment Activities (2)

 

Students are taught in these groups for Art, English, Music, Drama, Geography, History and Religious Education. For Mathematics, German, Technology, PE, Science and Computing students are in sets according to their ability in each of the subjects. In July Year 6 students take a reading test which, along with the teacher assessments and recommendations, form the basis for the revision of the teaching groups.

Students’ progress is carefully monitored through internal progress checks, classwork, homework and internal assessments. Students are promoted or demoted when it becomes apparent they are misplaced.

YEAR 8 (KEY STAGE 3)

English (7) History (4) Science (6)  Technology (4)
MFL (6)  Mathematics (7) Religious Education (2) Music (1)
Art (2) Physical Education (4) Drama (1)
Geography (4) Computing (2) Enrichment Activities (2)

Year 8 is organised along similar lines to Year 7, with the exceptions that English, Geography and History set students independently. 

In Year 8 all students follow a structured options programme which enables them to make an informed choice as to which optional subjects they wish to study in Years 9, 10 and 11. The programme ensures that each student receives an information booklet, attends a presentation session, receives careers guidance and undergoes at least one interview with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Year Leader or the SEND Co-ordinator. Parents and Carers are invited to attend both an Options Information Evening and a Progress Evening with subject staff.

YEAR 9 (KEY STAGE 4)

All students follow a compulsory core provision of Mathematics (8), Science (6), English Language and English Literature (8), Core PE (4), Core Computing (2), Core RE (2), plus four optional subjects (5 each).

At present the range of optional subjects offered comprises:

Art & Design History
Business Studies ICT
Computer Science Media Studies
Dance Music
Design Technology PE
Drama Psychology
Geography Religious Studies
German Sociology
Health And Social Care Triple Science (Entry Criteria)

All optional subjects are studied over three years (Years 9, 10 and 11)

YEARS 10 AND 11 (KEY STAGE 4)

All students follow a compulsory core provision of Mathematics (8), English Language and English Literature (8), Science (10), Core PE (4) and four optional subjects (5 each)

CURRICULUM – ALL YEARS

Certain elements are common to the curriculum of all students in all years. Through the Step Up 4 Life Programme students will receive content on:

Health and Well Being

Citizenship

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Awareness

Preparing for Life in the Wider World

Developing Character for Life

Safety First

YEARS 12 AND 13 (KEY STAGE 5)

Students who wish to continue their studies are invited to participate in an Induction Programme which begins in Year 11. This consists of an Open Evening, “Getting to Know You” evening, taster days, presentations and interviews, at various stages, with the Post 16 Director and members of the Senior Leadership Team. 

Courses are offered at Advanced Level for students who wish to improve their general education by undertaking more advanced work in preparation for admission to Higher Level Apprenticeship or Higher Education.

Courses available are: 

A LEVEL: Mathematics, Further Mathematics, English Literature, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, German, Business Studies, History, Geography, Sociology, Art, Art + Craft and Design, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Accounting, Media Studies, Psychology, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Religious Studies, Extended Project Qualification 

VOCATIONAL: Health and Social Care, ICT, Sport

ENRICHMENT: Study Support, Numeracy in Science Support, PE enrichment

We encourage all students to participate in enrichment activities e.g. student ambassadors, classroom helpers, mentors, study buddies, sport leaders, charity work, work experience and university visits etc.

Over 90% of our Year 13 students go onto University.

Curriculum Model 2019-20
Curriculum Model 2019-20
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