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Our Curriculum Overview

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

In Year 9, there is a Performing Arts/RS rotation and a Technology Rotation.

Year 10 and 11

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

EXPLORE

English

Maths

Science

Character

Build Up/
Duke of Edinburgh

 

Cadets

Option 1

Option 2

PE

THRIVE

English

Maths

Science

Intervention/ ASDAN/ 1 Option

PE

*Character will be taught during form time in the Aspire pathway.

Option Subjects

 

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