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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*

*Pupils will choose two out of the three subjects (Art, Drama and Music) to study in year 9.

 Year 10

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 PE

All pathways will also receive lessons in R&SE during form time.*Character will be taught during form time in the Aspire pathway

Option Subjects

Full details of these can be found in the Options booklet links below:

Click here to see the Aspire Pathway Option booklet

Click here to see the Inspire Pathway Option booklet

Click here to see the Explore Pathway Option booklet

Click here to see the Thrive Pathway Option booklet

Year 11

Subject Hours Course
English 5 hours English Language and Literature
Mathematics 4 hours Maths
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.

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