Curriculum

Years 7 & 8

It is important that students’ prior achievement and education at the point of transition is recognised and built upon in Year 7.

In most subject areas, students are organised into sets according to their attainment and, in each year, there is an Express Set for the most able students. Students’ progress is monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure that they are placed in the group that will best support their learning.

In the first two years all students follow a common curriculum including the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, and the Foundation subjects of Art, French, Geography, History, Computing, Music, Physical Education (PE), Product Design and Drama. Religious Education is delivered for one period per week for all students; this follows the locally agreed syllabus.

 

Year 7 Lessons per week
Maths 4
English 4
Science 3
Langauges 2
Humanities
History, Geography, RE
3
Computing 2
Expressive Arts
Art, Drama, Music, PE
5
Product Design 2
Year 8 Lessons per week
Maths 4
English 4
Science 3
Langauges 2
Humanities
History, Geography, RE
3
Computing 2
Expressive Arts
Art, Drama, Music, PE
5
Product Design 2

Years 9-11

In Years 9, 10 and 11, all students follow courses in English, Mathematics, Science, PE and RE.

Students also choose further optional courses to study to GCSE or equivalent level. The school is committed to offering a range of options to meet the needs of all learners. The options system is designed to be as open and flexible as possible to enable students to make choices that suit their aptitudes and interests and that provide a solid base for further study post-16.

Year 9 Lessons Per Week

Option A

2

Option B

2

Option C

2

Option D

2

Option E

2

Science

4

Maths

4

English

4

PE

2

Religious Education

1

Total

25

Year 10 Lessons Per Week

Option A

2

Option B

2

Option C

2

Option D

2

Option E

2

Science

4

Maths

5

English

4

PE

1

Religious Education

1

Total

25

Year 11 Lessons Per Week

Option A

2

Option B

2

Option C

2

Option D

2

Option E

2

Science

4

Maths

4

English

5

PE

1

Religious Education

1

Total

25

 

Sex and Relationships, PSHE and Citizenship is delivered on a rolling 1 hour period per week.

GCSE Options Available

GCSE Art
GCSE Business Studies
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Dance
GCSE Drama
GCSE French
GCSE Food and Nutrition
GCSE Geography
GCSE History
GCSE Music

GCSE Physical Education
GCSE Product Design
GCSE Psychology
GCSE RE
GCSE Spanish

Further Science
Further Maths
Further English

Vocational

BTEC Health and Social Care
BTEC Sport
i-Media
IT Certificate
Music Technology
BTEC in Childcare
BTEC in Construction
Hairdressing
Motor Vehicle Engineering
Certificate in Uniformed Services

 

A breakdown of subject content can be found in each of our subject pages, along with a further overview of the content covered in each year. If you require further information, please contact school on 01942 728221.