2019-20 Our Curriculum Overview
The School Curriculum is at the heart of what we do as a school. Our philosophy is that each pupil is entitled to a curriculum that meets their needs and prepares them for life’s opportunities, responsibilities and experiences. Our curriculum is designed to enable each individual to develop their maximum potential through stimulating and challenging pathways and by carefully monitoring each student’s social and academic progress. We believe that every student is capable of excellence and encourage each student to push themselves to achieve their potential.
The school operates a two-week timetable based upon 25 hours of lessons per week.
Key Stage 3
|Subjects||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|English||3 hours||4 hours||4 hours|
|Mathematics||4 hours||3 hours||4 hours|
|Science||3 hours||3 hours||3 hours|
|History||2 hours||2 hours||2 hours|
|Geography||2 hours||2 hours||2 hours|
|RS||1 hour||1 hour||1 hour|
|French||2 hours||2 hours||2 hours|
|Physical Education||2 hours||2 hours||2 hours|
|Computing||1 hour||1 hour||1 hour|
|Design and Technology||1 hour||1 hour||1 hour|
|Character||1 hour||1 hour||1 hour|
|Art||1 hour||1 hour||1 hour*|
|Drama||1 hour||1 hour||1 hour*|
|Music||1 hour||1 hour||1 hour*|
*Pupils will choose two out of the three subjects (Art, Drama and Music) to study in year 9.
|Pathway||5 Hours||4 Hours||5 Hours||2.5 Hours||2.5 Hours||2.5 Hours||2.5 Hours||1 hour|
|ASPIRE*||English||Maths||Science||MFL||Geog/His||Option 1||Option 2||PE|
|INSPIRE||English||Maths||Science||Character||Geog/His||Option 1||Option 2||PE|
Build Up Cadets
Duke of Edinburgh
|Option 1||Option 2||PE|
*Character will be taught during form time in the Aspire pathway
All pathways will also receive lessons in R&SE during form time.
Full details of these can be found in the Options booklet links below:
|English||5 hours||English Language and Literature|
|Science||5 hours||Triple Science/Combined Science|
|Physical Education||1 hour||n/a|
|Option 1||2 hours||History/Geography|
|Option 2||3 hours||French/RS/Photography/Art/Character/Drama|
|Option 3||3 hours||Art/Photography/Drama/Engineering/PE/Business/Psychology/Music|
|Option 4||2 hours||Triple Science/Computer Science/IT|
Year 11 will receive lessons in R&SE during form time.