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Curriculum Mix 2017-18

This is how we break up the curriculum for each subject in terms of teaching time in minutes each fortnight.

Key Stage 3

Subject Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Art 120 180 120
Computing & ICT 120* 120* 120*
Design and Technology 120 180 120
Drama 180 120 120
English 480 420 480
Geography 180 180 180
History 180 180 180
MFL (French/Spanish/Chinese**) 240 240 240
Mathematics 480 420 480
Music 120 180 120
Physical Education 240 240 240
PSHCE (through mentor period) 250 250 250
Religious Education 120 120 120
Science 420 420 480

 

* Plus technology rotation

** Students following the Mandarin Excellence Programme will have additional lessons per week

     

Key Stage 4

Subject Year 10 Year 11
English 480 480
Mathematics 480 480
Science 600 600
Physical Education 240 180
PSHCE (through mentor period) 250 250
Religious Education/Ethics 120 180
Option A 360 360
Option B 360 360
Option C 360 360
Technical qualifications (within options) 360 360

 

Key Stage 5, Post-16

Students in Year 12 and 13 will have 600 minutes of taught lessons per subject per fortnight. In Year 12, students will also have timetabled enrichment for 120 minutes per fortnight.

In Year 13, all students studying less than 4 A-Levels, will have one or two timetabled Supervised Study Sessions (60 minutes each) as part of their study programme. Students studying Level 2 qualifications will have up to 12 lessons of 60 minutes each per week. Students in the Sixth Form attend Mentor period for 250 minutes per fortnight.

 

If you would like more information about our curriculum please contact Matthew Grantham, Deputy Head [Curriculum and Learning].