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Curriculum

Curriculum 2020-21

Key Stage 3 Students have 25 lessons per week
Key Stage 4 students have 25 lessons per week (some additional support classes are put on after school for Y11)
Key Stage 5 students have on average 18 lessons per week (Y12 study 3 or 4 subjects, 15-20 hours per week, Y13 study 3 subjects, 15 hours per week)

The School Day

 

All Year Groups Tutor Time 8.40am 9.00am
  Period 1 9.00am 10.00am
  Period 2 10.00am 11.00am
  Break 11.00am 11.20am
  Period 3 11.20am 12.20pm
Years 7, 9 & 11 Lunch 12.20pm 12.50pm
  Period 4 12.50pm 1.50pm
Years 8 & 10 Period 4 12.20pm 1.20pm
  Lunch 1.20pm 1.50pm
All Year Groups Period 5 1.50pm 2.50pm
Years 11, 12 & 13 Period 6 2.50pm 3.50pm
Key Stage 3: Y7 - Y9 (age 11-14)

Year groups are split into three bands in KS3 (x, y and z)

Maths are set by ability in all three year groups.

DT in KS3 are taught projects that rotate at set points throughout the academic year.

In year 7, Foundation Learning is available for students identified as requiring support with Numeracy and Literacy. These students are withdrawn from mainstream English, Maths, History, Geography and Spanish classes.

All Subjects in KS3 are Compulsory 

 

All Subjects in KS3 are Compulsory
  Geography History Performing Arts IT RE PSHE Art DT Spanish Maths PE English  Science

Year 7
Hrs/Wk

1 2 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 2 4 3
Year 8 Hrs/Wk 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 3 4 2 4 3

Year 9 
Hrs/Wk

1.5 1.5 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 2 4 3

Key Stage 4: Y10 & Y11 (aged 14-16)

KS4 groups work primarily towards GCSE qualifications. The year groups are split into two bands. KS4 curriculum is a mixture of 6 Core subjects and 3 Option subjects chosen from the lists in the table below. All KS4 students should take at least one humanity (History / Geography) and a full EBACC programme of study would also include Spanish.

Compulsory Core Subjects
Options
  Option A Option B Option C
  Maths English Science PE  RE IT
  • Art
  • Business
  • Geography
  • History
  • Performing Arts
  • Product Design
  • Spanish
  • BTEC Sport
  • Art 
  • Catering
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Health & Social Care
  • Product Design
  • Spanish
  • BTEC Sport
  • Business
  • Catering
  • Geography
  • History 
  • Health &
  • Social Care
  • Music
  • BTEC Sport
Year 10 (Hrs/Wk) 4 5 6 1 1 1 2 2 3
  Maths English Science PE RE IT
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Sociology
  •  Spanish
  • Business Studies
  • Catering
  • Dance
  • Geography
  • History Health & Social Care
  • Product Design
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Catering
  • Geography
  • History
  • Health & Social Care
  • Spanish
  •  BTEC Sport 
Year 11 (Hrs/Wk) 4 5

Triple: 6

Combined: 5

1 1 1 3 3 2