Curriculum

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Year 7

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

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

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)  

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

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:

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

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)

Key Stage 4

Year 10 and 11

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)

Mathematics (8) English Language and English Literature (8) Science (10) Core PE (4)

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:

Key Stage 5

Year 12 and 13

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.

A Level Courses available are: 

Accounting

Fine Art

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

Computer Science

Design and Technology

Drama and Theatre

English Language

English Literature

EPQ (Extended Prohect Qualification)

French

Further Mathematics

Geography

History

Maths

Media Studies

Music

Photography

Physical Education

Physics

Psychology

Religious Studies

Sociology

Vocational Level 3 Courses (to be taken alongside A Level Subjects) available are: 

Vocational Level 3 Health and Social Care Vocational Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in ICT BTEC National Extended Certificate in Sport

Vocational Full Time Level 3 Courses available are: 

Extended Diploma in Business Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care

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.

Curriculum Model 2020-21
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