Curriculum Information

Key Stage 3

The Assessment changes we trialled  last term  have now been fully embedded across all subjects at Key Stage 3.  Students in years 7, 8 and 9 are now assessed by the new system linked to the National Curriculum introduced in September 2014.  The biggest change you will see is that the levels now go from 9-1 rather than 8-1. We have extended the levels from 9 to 1 to recognise the stretch and challenge of the new Curriculum. It will also help us to link progress and achievement to the new GCSE examinations that are being phased in over the next few years.   The new assessment levels will be reflected in the reports you receive from the school about your child and will also be evident in their books.

Key Stage 4

Students in Year 10 have started studying the new style GCSE in both English and Maths – this is happening across all schools in England.    Both of these subjects have had their specification and some content changed and are more demanding than in the past.  The assessment is also different to previous GCSE courses.  The new GCSE examinations will use 9-1 and move away from letters such as A*, A, B and C.   Exercise books and all reporting to parents for year 10 students in Maths and English will reflect the new assessment.  Students in Year 11 will not be affected by this change and will complete their courses already started under existing assessment rules.

From next year, all other GCSE subjects will change to new specifications and will also be assessed using 9-1 rather than the old A*-G.  These changes  will apply for students currently in year 9 who will begin their GCSE courses in September 2016.

With every change comes uncertainty, but please rest assured we will continue to work hard to ensure that  all students receive the best quality teaching across all subjects and year groups.

For further information on the curriculum contact Mr G Widger (Assistant Headteacher) and for enquiries about assessment contact Mr C Rosewell (Headteacher)

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

 

Year 7

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Year 8

%

Year 9

%

Core Subjects:

 

Core Subjects:

 

Core Subjects:

 

English & Literacy

16.0

English & Literacy

16.0

English

16.0

Programme of Study 

Assessment

 

Programme of Study  

Assessment

 

Programme of Study  

Assessment

 

Maths & Numeracy

16.0

Maths

16.0

Maths

16.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Science

12.0

Science

12.0

Science

12.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 
       

or Bio + Chem + Phys

12.0

       

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Foundation Subjects

 

Foundation Subjects

 

Foundation Subjects

 

Art

6.0

Art

6.0

Art

6.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Computing

1.5

Computing

1.5

Computing

2.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Design Technology

4.5

Design Technology

4.5

Design Technology

6.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Drama

4.0

Drama

4.0

Drama

2.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

French

10.0

French

10.0

French

10.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 
       

Geography

6.0

       

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Humanities

10.0

Humanities

10.0

History

6.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Music

4.0

Music

4.0

Music

4.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

PE

8.0

PE

8.0

PE

6.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

PSHE / Citizenship

4.0

PSHE / Citizenship

4.0

PSHE& Citizenship & SRE*

4.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

RE

4.0

RE

4.0

RE

4.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Spanish

10.0

Spanish

10.0

Spanish

10.0

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 

Programme of Study

Assessment

 
 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Subjects Year 10

%

Subjects Year 11

%

Core Subjects:

 

Core Subjects:

 

English

14

English

14

Maths

14

Maths

14

Science

18

Science

18

or Bio + Chem + Phys

18

or Bio + Chem + Phys

18

PE

6

PE

6

RE

4

RE

4

PSHE / Citizenship

4

PSHE / Citizenship

4

Options GCSE

 

Options GCSE

 

Art

10.0

Art

10.0

Computing

10.0

Computing

10.0

Drama

10.0

Drama

10.0

Electronics

10.0

Electronics

10.0

French

10.0

French

10.0

Geography

10.0

Geography

10.0

Health & Social Care

10.0

Health & Social Care

10.0

History

10.0

History

10.0

Music

10.0

Music 10.0

Resistant Materials

10.0

Resistant Materials 10.0

Textiles

10.0

Textiles

10.0

Spanish

10.0

 

 

Sport

10.0

Options Technical Awards

 

    Sports BTEC

10.0

Options Other

 

Options Other

 

Asdan

10.0

Asdan

10.0

 
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