Curriculum

CURRICULUM (2016-17)

We aim to ensure that all students receive an education that is broadly based, relevant and tailored to fit the needs of the individual student.

In most subjects, students are taught in groups, which reflect their aptitude and ability. Students currently follow a 50-lesson fortnight with each lesson lasting one-hour.

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Key Stage Three

The following number of one-hour lessons is taught in each subject per fortnight:

Subject Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Art 2 2 2
English 8 8 8
French 4 4 4
Geography 3 4 4
History 4 3 3
Information Technology 2 - -
Mathematics 7 8 8
Music 2 2 2
Philosophy & Ethics* 4 4 4
Physical Education 4 4 3
Science 7 8 8
Technology^ 3 3 3
* Philosophy & Ethics includes RE, Citizenship, Social and Economic Education
^ Technology includes Product Design, Graphics and Food Technology

 

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 & 11, students follow a common core curriculum, which is enhanced by option GCSE or vocational subjects chosen towards the end of Year 9.

Core GCSE Subjects

English Language & Literature, Mathematics and Science (Triple or Double Award)

Core Subjects for All

Physical Education and Religious Education: Philosophy & Ethics

Option Subjects

The following subjects are currently taught in Year 11:

Art

Media Studies

Geography

History

ICT

French

Mathematics

Physical Education

Catering

Graphic Products

Product Design

 


The following subjects are currently taught in Year 10:

Art

Geography

History

French

Music

Physical Education

Food Preparation

Product Design


We also work in partnership with other schools for specific vocational needs, e.g. ACE Construction.