Pupils gain experience of a variety of subject areas in a broad and balanced programme of study that covers all the statutory subjects at KS3. All Year 7 pupils will start with either French or Spanish and the most able linguists will commence a second foreign language in Year 9. In Key Stage 3, students attend 24 curriculum based lessons and 1 PSHE lesson per week. In order to consolidate maximum progress in English and Mathematics, Year 7 pupils will receive 4 hours of English and Mathematics per week and Year 8 pupils will also receive 4 hours of English. All pupils study a broad range of subjects including: Art, Drama, DT, English, Geography, History, Health & Social Care, ICT/Computing, Maths, MFL, Music, PE, PSHE, RE, Science
Key Stage 3 Curriculum & Assessment Information
All students at Key Stage 4 study the core subjects of: English (students sit 2x GCSEs in English Language and English Literature.), Maths, PE, RE, Science Double Award or separate Sciences i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Physics. * i.e. Biology, Chemistry and Physics. *N.B. Pupils will be selected to study the Separate Sciences and parents/pupils consulted through the options process.
Key Stage 4 Options Policy
It is the aim of the school to make as many subjects as possible available to as many of our pupils as possible, whilst providing them with the greatest opportunities for success. Consequently we offer pathways through KS4 which take into account both prior attainment and motivation in subjects. These pathways should allow pupils to enjoy and be motivated in their studies, but most of all be successful. More information on the options process is available to Year 9 parents in an options information evening (date tbc; please see ‘dates’ section of the website).
GCSEs are qualifications at Level 2 in the National Qualification Framework. There has been a change towards a ‘linear’ form of assessment in all GCSEs. This means that the majority of assessment will be at the end of the course.
GCSE optional subjects include:
Art, Business Studies, Computer Science*, Drama, Engineering*, Food Prep and Nutrition, French, Geography, History, Health & Social Care, Music, Physical Education, Product Design, Spanish, Textiles. *Pupils may indicate a preference for these subjects and Heads of Department will confirm places available based on prior attainment in key subjects e.g. Maths
BTEC Technical awards and Cambridge National
BTEC Technical/Cambridge National are awards, which are designed to be taught alongside GCSEs, giving pupils a glimpse into a professional sector whilst teaching them transferable skills for life. They are graded across Level 1 and Level 2 to recognise the achievements of all pupils; are assessed using assignments and practical tasks to suit vocational students. As well as learning about the employment area they have chosen, students develop the skills to start a career.
BTEC Technical subjects include:
Digital Applications, Engineering
Cambridge National subjects include:
Health and Social Care If you require any further information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Further information on your child’s curriculum will be shared via Parent/Carer Information evenings, which are offered to parents/carers depending on the academic year of their child(ren). Please see the ‘date’ section for further information. The school will also inform parents by letter/text/app service.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum & Assessment Information
Key stage 5 Curriculum
Please visit the Sixth Form pages on our website for more information.
Mrs M Salmon: Senior Assistant Headteacher
Mr J Green: Assistant Headteacher (Pastoral including Careers information/Tech awards)
Mrs D Bayne: Head of Sixth Form College
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