Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview 2021 - 2022

Key Stage 3

Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students are taught a balanced curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Art, Design Technology, Food Technology, Geography, History and Personal Development and Equality, Diversity and Religion. Students are placed in sets according to Primary School performance information, CAT scores and Reading Age scores. This is reviewed regularly with standard assessments within core departments.

Core subjects have capacity to move students across sets according to their timetabling. Each Year groups’ Achievement Lead has oversight of set changes and works closely with subject Lead Teachers.

Support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities (LDD) is provided by teaching assistants within mainstream lessons or as a targeted group based in the Student Support Department.

On some occasions, there is also a small amount of short term withdrawal targeted towards those individual students or small groups who most need it, delivered by a teaching assistant based in Student Support.

Key stage 4

Level 2 Qualifications

All students receive a core provision and study GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Trilogy Science (double award). Students in Year 10 may choose to study towards the single Sciences – Triple Science. This is done through their Core Science lesson provision. There is a core provision of Personal Development and PE. Students then choose 4 options which begin in Year 10 and are studied over two years. Subjects and qualifications on offer this year are:

  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Computing
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Spanish
  • Cambridge National Creative iMedia
  • Cambridge National Sport
  • Cambridge National Enterprise
  • Cambridge National Child Development
  • WJEC Level 2 Certificate in Hospitality and Catering
  • BTEC Level 2 Art
  • BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts
  • BTEC Level 2 Music

Key Stage 5

16-19 Level 3 Qualifications

  • A Level Business
  • A Level Computer Science
  • A Level English Literature
  • A Level Geography
  • A Level History
  • A Level Mathematics
  • A Level Psychology
  • LIBf Diploma in Financial Studies
  • BTEC Level 3 Art and Design
  • BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts
  • Cambridge National Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity

We also have access to A Level Sociology, Chemistry and Physics.

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