Subject Information

Curriculum
We provide a learning programme that is broad, balanced, motivating, engaging and challenging. A programme relevant to young people living in the 21st Century.
In the first three years, pupils will study a wide range of subjects incorporating: Religious Education, Maths, English, Science, History, Product Design, Geography, French, German or Spanish, Computing, PSHEe, PE, Drama, Music, Art and Dance. Some pupils also study Astronomy and Latin.

Dedicated pastoral time is set aside each week for Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education including Citizenship. Pupils with Special Learning Needs are assisted by members of the Learning Support Team in the classroom or are occasionally withdrawn to be involved in special programmes that includes literacy, Word Shark, Sound and handwriting.

 

Key Stage 4

 

In Years 10 and 11, the pupils are offered an entitlement curriculum. This curriculum has been revised to embrace the key themes of opportunity and excellence.  Enterprise and Work Related Learning opportunities form a further strand of the entitlement curriculum.  All pupils follow a common core of subjects which include:

  • Religious Education
  • English Language and English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • PSHEe  including Citizenship and Work Related Learning

For some pupils, a bespoke curriculum and modified timetable will be provided where appropriate.

The two learning pathways have subjects that present an element of choice within that curriculum area:

Pathway 1

Pupils continue to study the Modern Foreign Language option made at the start of Year 7; French, German or Spanish.

Option A Subjects: Geography, History

Option B Subjects: Art (Design), Art (Fine), Business Studies, Computer Science, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Media Studies, Music, Design Technology: Resistant Materials and Sports Studies.

 

Pathway 2

Option A Subjects: Geography, History

Option B Subjects: Art (Design), Art (Fine), Business Studies, Computer Science, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Graphics, Media Studies, Music, Design Technology: Resistant Materials and Sports Studies.

Option C Subjects: ASDAN, Design and Technology: Resistant Materials, IT

This series of learning pathways enables pupils to study a combination of subjects all of which include elements of the QCA nine point framework for Work Related Learning.   The Key Stage 4 curriculum is shaped in such a manner to reflect flexibility, challenge, breadth, balance, coherence, relevance and differentiation, leading to a GCSE standard and the development of high order transferable skills to support individual pupil progression and future lifelong learning. The curriculum is also designed to maximise outcomes under the new Progress 8/Attainment 8 assessment system.

 

Our work experience programme is firmly established and Year 10 pupils participate in and gain from a work experience placement. We also encourage pupils to access and become involved and responsible for their own learning and to challenge their ability to solve problems, develop team skills, initiative and entrepreneurship.

CURRICULUM MODEL - 2017-2018
7 8 9 10 11
ENGLISH 5 5 4 5 5
MATHS 5 5 4 5 5
SCIENCE 4 4 4 6 6
RE 2 2 2 3 3
PE 2 2 2 1 1
PSHEe 1 1 1 1 1
MFL/Option 2 KS4 2 3 3 4 4
HUMANITIES 3 3 4 3 3
PRODUCT DESIGN 2 2 6 lessons Year 9 Product Design and Expressive Arts option including ICT/ Computing OPTION 3 OPTION 3
ART 1 1 OPTION 3 OPTION 3
MUSIC 1 1 OPTION 3 OPTION 3
DANCE 1 period a week in termly carousel with Drama 1 period a week in termly carousel with Drama
DRAMA 1 period a week in termly carousel with Dance 1 period a week in termly carousel with Dance OPTION 3 OPTION 3
ICT OPTION 3 OPTION 3
COMPUTING  2 1 1 OPTION 3  OPTION 3
BUSINESS STUDIES OPTION 3 OPTION 3
MEDIA STUDIES OPTION 3 OPTION 3
SPORTS STUDIES OPTION 3 OPTION 3
CLASSICAL CIVILISATION OPTION 3

 

 

Core Curriculum:

Year 10 Year 11
English 5 4
Maths 5 4
Science 6 6
MFL 4 3
Humanities 3 3
RE 3 3
PE 1 1
PSHEe 1 1
Options 3 6
Total 31 31