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THE CURRICULUM

 

(a) CURRENT CURRICULUM FOR JUNIOR SCHOOL (KEY STAGE 3) 2011/2013

 

Area of Learning

Contributory Elements

YEAR 8

Periods

YEAR 9

Periods

 

Language and Literacy

 

English and

Media Education

 

4

 

 

4

 

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

Mathematics

including

Financial Capability

 

5

 

 

4

 

The Arts

 

Art and Design

Drama

Music

 

1.5

1

1.5

 

1.5

1

1.5

 

 

Environment and Society

 

Geography

History

 

3

3

 

3

3

 

Modern Languages

 

French

German OR Spanish

 

5

0

 

4

4

 

 

Science and Technology

 

Science

Technology and Design

 

4

2

 

4

2

 

 

Learning for Life and Work

 

Employability                          }

Local & Global Citizenship     }

Personal Development             }

 

Home Economics

 

 

1.5

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

Physical Education

 

Physical Education and Games

 

3

 

3

 

Religious Education

 

Religious Education

 

2

 

2

 

Additional Studies

 

I.C.T.

 

 

1.5

 

0

 

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL (KEY STAGE 3) ORGANISATION

 

KEY STAGE 3

Eng./Maths/Drama/

Geog./Hist./Lang./R.E.

Sc./Tech./P.E./Art/

Music/I.C.T./L.L.W./H.E.

 

 

 

YEARS 8/9

 

6 groups of 26 or 27

1 group of 20

 

 

9 groups of 20


 

(a) JUNIOR SCHOOL (KEY STAGE 3) CURRICULUM

 

Area of Learning

Contributory Elements

YEAR 10

Periods

 

Language and Literacy

 

English with Drama and

Media Education

 

4

 

Mathematics and Numeracy

 

Mathematics

including

Financial Capability

 

4

 

The Arts

 

Art and Design

Music

 

1.5

1.5

 

 

Environment and Society

 

Geography

History

 

3

3

 

Modern Languages

 

French

German OR Spanish

 

3

3

 

 

Science and Technology

 

Science

Technology and Design

 

6

2

 

 

Learning for Life and Work

 

Employability                          }

Local & Global Citizenship     }

Personal Development             }

 

Home Economics

 

 

1

 

 

[2] : [1]*

 

 

Physical Education

 

Physical Education and Games

 

3

 

Religious Education

 

Religious Education

 

2

 

Additional Studies

 

Careers Education

 

 

[0] : [1]*

 

            *     Alternate weeks

 

JUNIOR SCHOOL (KEY STAGE 3) ORGANISATION

 

KEY STAGE 3

Eng./Maths/Drama/

Geog./Hist./Lang./R.E.

Sc./Tech./P.E./Art/

Music/Careers/L.L.W./H.E.

 

YEAR 10

 

6 groups of 26 or 27

1 group of 20

 

9 groups of 20

 

 

Classes are generally unstreamed throughout Key Stage 3
MIDDLE SCHOOL (YEARS 11 and 12 – KEY STAGE 4)

CURRICULUM AND ORGANISATION – 2011/2013

[Currently under review]

 

        All pupils take:-

 

 

 

[A]                               Year 11

Periods

                        Year 12

Periods

Games and P.E.

3

Games and P.E.

3

G.C.S.E. subjects:-

G.C.S.E. subjects:-

English

4

English

4

Mathematics

4

Mathematics

4

Religious Studies (G.C.S.E. short course)

& Learning For Life and Work

2

Religious Studies (G.C.S.E. short course) , Learning for Life and Work and Careers Educ.

2


WRITE THE SUBJECT CODE IN SEVEN BOXES FROM SECTIONS B TO F

[B]       Choose one

English Literature

Et

X 3

 

Media Studies

Ms

 

 

[C]       Choose one

French

Fr

X 4

            Modern Language

German

Gr

 

 

Spanish

Sp

 

 

[D]       Science

(a) Single Award Science

Sc

4

            Choose one

Or

 

 

            (a) or (b) or (c) or (d)

(b)  Double Award Science

Ds

8

 

 

Ds

 

 

Or

 

 

 

(c)   2  of         Biology

Bi

8

 

                        Chemistry

Ch

 

 

                        Physics

Ph

 

 

Or

 

 

 

(d)  3  of          Biology           

Bi

12

 

                        Chemistry

Ch

 

 

                        Physics

Ph

 

 

[E]  Arts /Environment and Society

Art and Design

Ar

X 4

         Choose at least one

Business Studies

Bs

 

           

Classical Civilisation

Cl

 

 

Drama

Dr

 

 

Economics

Ec

 

 

Geography

Gg

 

 

History

Hi

 

 

Home Economics

He

 

 

Music

Mu

 

 

Religious Studies

Rs

 

 

[F]       Additional Options

Additional Mathematics

Am

X 4

 

Construction *

Td

 

 

German (Continuing)

GrC

 

 

I.C.T.

Ic

 

 

Physical Education

Pe

 

 

Spanish (Continuing)

SpC

 

 

Skills Development (circle 2)

Communication          Maths.      Study Support

Su

 

 

Technology and Design

Tl

 








* delivered in partnership with Northern Regional College.

 

All courses listed above will run subject to viable numbers.

 


Proposed Sixth Form Programme 2011 - 2013

[Currently under review]

 

An Advanced Level  in a subject

comprises

å      æ

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

 

in Year 13

usually 8 periods per week.

graded on an A-E scale.

 

 

 

+

A2

 

in Year 14

usually 8 periods per week

graded on an A*-E scale.

 

The Year 13 Programme 2011 to 2012 is composed of GCE Advanced Subsidiary (‘AS’ Levels) and a minority time enrichment programme.  It is designed to provide depth and breadth of study.

 

Pupils will take four subjects and the enrichment programme in Year 13.  Pupils will select three of these subjects which they intend to continue with as A2 subjects in Year 14 - thus completing three full ‘A’ level programmes.  The fourth subject will be studied in Year 13 only and taken as an ‘AS’ level.   In some cases pupils may opt to take all four subjects to A2 level, providing they meet the set criteria.  Since the purpose of the structure is to provide a course which has breadth and balance, it is recommended that one of the AS subjects should be in a contrasting discipline.  The choice of a contrasting subject may also help to ensure coverage of Key Skills. 

 

‘AS’ and A2 Level subjects are as follows (All subjects are offered dependent on uptake justifying viable classes):-

 

¨    Subjects marked in this way may be taken without previous GCSE study.  See subject information for entry requirements.

 

    Art and Design

    Biology

¨    Business Studies

     Chemistry

¨    Classical Civilisation

¨    Drama and Theatre Studies

¨    Economics

¨    English Literature

     French

     Further Mathematics

     Geography

     German

¨    Health and Social Care (Applied)

¨    History

¨    Home Economics

     Information & Communication Technology

     Mathematics

     Media Studies

¨    Music

Physics

¨    Religious Studies

     Spanish

     Technology & Design

 

¨    National Award in Construction – BTEC – equivalent to one ‘A’ Level     N.B.   This course will be delivered by the N.R.C. and may be attended by pupils from other schools.

 

Key Skills

 

In each of their chosen subjects pupils will have the opportunity to develop some or all of the following key skills - Communication, Application of Number, and Information Technology.  Key skills are defined as skills that can help to improve learning and performance in education and training, work and life in general.  Pupils will be encouraged to exploit opportunities to develop key skills in the context of their studies and extra-curricular activities.  Each key skill may be assessed at levels 1 - 3. 

 

The Enrichment Programme

 

This will be taken by all pupils and may consist of-

            One period per fortnight of Careers Education.

            Two periods per week of Games.

            Two periods per week of a programme consisting of -

                Religious Education, Study Skills, Healthy Living including P.E., Self-Presentation Skills.

            Three periods of Study.

 

 

Year 14 Programme

 

In Year 14 many pupils will continue with three subjects at A2 level, having completed their fourth subject at ‘AS’ level at the end of Lower Sixth.   At this stage pupils will follow an extended enrichment programme which may consist of  -

 

            One period per fortnight of Religious Education and Physical Education.

            One period per week of Careers Education.

            Two periods of Games.

            Two periods of a modular programme consisting of -

                 Communication, Cookery, Economic Awareness, Healthy Living.

            Eight periods of study.

            One period designated to key skills development and monitoring.

 

Pupils who continue with all four subjects to A2 level will take a slightly reduced enrichment programme –

 

            One period per week of Careers Education.

            Two periods of Games.

            Two periods of a modular programme consisting of -

                  Communication, Cookery, Economic Awareness, Healthy Living.

            Three periods of study.

 

 

Please note that as far as the Year 13 programme is concerned, very occasionally minor restrictions in choices may occur, given constraints of time-tabling and the viability of classes. However, every effort is made to accommodate individual pupil choices within the framework presented.