CURRICULUM

We operate a two-week timetable with 5 lessons per day, equating to a 50-lesson cycle

KEY STAGE 3

At Key Stage 3, all students follow a curriculum that is line with the National Curriculum requirements, stressing the importance of the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, alongside the statutory core elements of religious education (through Religious Studies) and sex and relationship education (through Lifeskills) and the foundation subjects. Additional support is provided, as appropriate, to specific students to support their core learning, especially in the areas of literacy and numeracy.

 

KEY STAGE 4

 

At Key Stage 4, we operate a pathways curriculum model. As part of the Year 9 options process, a wide range of data is used to determine the appropriate pathway for each student.  This data includes Key Stage 2 fine grade data, Year 9 levels and cognitive ability test scores.

 

There are three main pathways:

  • EBacc: Students will take at least one modern foreign language and either Geography or History, along with the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, the statutory elements through Lifeskills, Physical Education and Religious Studies and two free options;

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  • Progress: Students will receive lessons in English, Mathematics and Science, along with the statutory elements through Lifeskills, Physical Education and Religious Studies and three free options, with students having the opportunity to take EBacc-qualifying subjects;

  • Foundation: Students will receive extra lessons in English and Mathematics and follow a workskills course, along with the statutory elements through Lifeskills, Physical Education and Religious Studies and up to three free options, with extra support and a personalisation available where appropriate.

Find out more about the individual subject areas