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Curriculum Structure

10-day cycle, 50 x 1 hour lessons

5 mins registration (a.m.) + 30 mins tutorial period / assembly / monitoring and guidance (p.m.)

Key Stage 3

(The numbers in the table refer to the number of periods per cycle)

En Ma Sc Mfl IT PE Te RE H G A Mu Dr
Year 7 7 7 6 5 2 4 4 2 3 3 3 2 2
Year 8 7* 7* 6 5 2 4 4 2 3 3 2 2 3
Year 9 7* 7* 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2

*2nd language begins in Year 8 for some students, 1 period is taken from Maths and English, and these students have 7 periods of MFL in Years 8 and 9.

PSHE, Citizenship and Whole Curriculum Dimensions are delivered by subjects, in tutorial periods and through half termly Focus Days.

Key Stage 4

(The numbers in the table refer to the number of periods per cycle)

Core Curriculum Choices
En Ma Sc Mfl PE RE OP1 OP2 OP3
Year 10 6 6 9 5 2 2 5 5 5
Year 11 6 6 9 5 2 2 5 5 5

En is English and English Literature

Sc is 21st Century Science. Either Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Dual Award Combined Science

Options:

Remaining 3 options – guided choice to ensure curriculum balance from:

    • Creative and Expressive: GCSEs in Art, Drama, Music
    • Humanities: GCSEs Business Studies, Geography, History
    • Information Technology: GCSE in Computing, BTEC Level 2 Information Technology
    • Technology: GCSEs in Food Preparation and Nutrition, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Applied GCSE in Engineering
    • GCSE Sport, BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care and a learning support option.

PSHE, Citizenship and Whole Curriculum Dimensions are delivered by subjects, in tutorial periods and through half termly Focus Days

Details about each course can be found in the Key Stage 4 prospectus.

Key Stage 4 Prospectus 2018-20

Sixth Form

4 option blocks (10 periods) matched Y12/13 – generated from student choices.

21 subjects available at A level

English Language, English Literature

Mathematics, Further Mathematics

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology

French, German

Computer Science

Business Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Government and Politics, Sociology

Art, Music, Music Technology, Drama and Theatre Studies

4 Level 3 BTEC courses

Engineering, Health and Social Care, Information Technology, Sport and Exercise

Those students who failed to secure a Level 2 pass in GCSE English and/ or Maths during Year 12 have timetabled lessons in the subject(s) they failed.

General Studies programme introduced through assemblies and developed during tutorial periods.

  • Extended Project start end of Year 12 continue into Year 13
  • Wednesday afternoon a variety Enrichment Activities including Music Technology, Cooking, Sport, Community Service and Mentoring.
  • Half termly Focus Days ensure coverage of Cross Curriculum Dimensions PSHE and RE

Details about each course can be found in the Sixth Form prospectus.

Sixth Form Prospectus 2018/19