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KS3 CURRICULUM

Year 7 Curriculum Booklet - Click here to view
Year 8 Curriculum Booklet - Click here to view

In Years 7 and 8 all students study two languages – French and Spanish. They may continue one or both of these languages to GCSE. 

  • Teaching Groups and Settings
  • Teaching is initially mainly in mixed ability form groups
  • When setting occurs it is by ability within the subject or a pair of related subjects
  • Setting starts for Maths in Year 7
  • Design Technology is taught in smaller groups of about 17-20 from Year 7
  • PSCHE is delivered on a rolling programme*

Subject

Year 7
(Hours taught per week)

Year 8
(Hours taught per week)

English

4

3

Maths

3

4

Science

3

3

French

1.5

1.5

Spanish

1.5

1.5

History

2

2

Geography

2

2

Design technology

2

2

P.E.

2

2

R.E.

0.5

0.5

PSHCE*

(1)

(1)

Art

1

1

Music

1

1

Computer Studies

1

1

   

KS4 CURRICULUM

Year 9 Curriculum Booklet - Click here to view
Year 10 Curriculum Booklet - Click here to view
Year 11 Curriculum Booklet - Click here to view

English Baccalaureate

All students are encouraged to achieve the English Baccalaureate.  This recognises achievement in the following subjects:

  • Maths
  • English Language
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Languages

Subject

Year 9
(Hours taught per week)

Year 10
(Hours taught per week)

Year 11
(Hours taught per week)

English

4

4

4

Maths

4

4

4

Science

4

4

4

Humanities block (Geography and History)

3

3

3

Languages Block**

2

3

3

Option Block A

2

2

2

Option Block B

2

2

2

Option Block C

2

2

2

P.E.

2

1

1

PSHCE***

(1)

(1)

(1)

 

** for students who will find a language too difficult they will study additional English and maths

*** PSCHE include RE provision

KS4 Options – Each year we review what subjects we can offer and as the school grows will continue expand this offer.

  • Business Studies (GCSE and BTEC)
  • Computer Science
  • Triple Science
  • Product Design
  • Music
  • Art
  • ICT vocational
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Food Tech
  • Textiles
  • PE (GCSE and BTEC)
  • Travel and Tourism (BTEC)

KS5 Curriculum

As a school the range of courses we offer are dependent on student demand. We currently offer a range of courses at KS5 which include: English Literature, Biology, maths, BTEC Business, BTEC Sport, and Applied Science. Year on year we will be expanding our Sixth Form offer as the school grows.