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College Curriculum

The planned curriculum is based on the National Curriculum of Core and Foundation Subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Technology
  • Expressive and Performing Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social, Careers and Health Education (including Citizenship)
  • Work Related Learning and Enterprise

 

All students follow courses provided by these areas throughout their 11-16 education. In Years 10 and 11, English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, PSHE, Work Related Learning and Enterprise are compulsory. Careers Education and Guidance and Citizenship are delivered as part of the PSHE programme.

 

In addition, all students choose 4 subjects from a broad range of subjects on offer.

 

Aspects of information and Communication Technology and Personal, Social, Careers and Health Education are delivered as part of all subjects in addition to their delivery as a discrete subject. All appropriate National Curriculum themes are given full coverage in the taught curriculum and through a programme of curriculum enrichment which is achieved through community involvement, use of conference days and activity weeks, concentrating on a single or group of related themes.

 

Throughout the curriculum a student’s progress is monitored through the use of Academic Reviews. These reviews are produced termly and assess a student’s level of achievement when judged against their measured potential. The potential is measured through prior attainment and standardised tests.

 

The curriculum is delivered in 50 1 hour lessons per fortnight:

 

Key Stage 3 - Years 7 to 9 Lessons Per Fortnight

 

Subject Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
  Periods Periods Periods
English 7 7 7
Mathematics 7 7 7
Science 6 6 6
French 3 3 4
Technology 4 4 4
Geography 3 3 3
History 3 3 3
Art 3 4 4
PE/Games 4 4 4
Dance/Drama 2 1 2
ICT 2 2 2
Music 2 2 2
PSHE 2 2 1
RE 2 2 1

 

Key Stage 4 - Years 10 and 11 Lessons Per Fortnight

Subject Periods
English 9
Mathematics 9
Science 9
RE/PSHE 1
PE 2
Option A 5
Option B 5
Option C 5
ICT Option 5
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