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Key Stage 4 and 5 Option Columns - 2016 - 17

 

Organisation

 

Years 10 and 11

  • Pupils remain in O and S band for English, Maths, Science, RS and PE
  • Option subjects run across both bands and there are 4 option columns
  • Pupils continue to study Skills for Life in mixed ability groups
  • Pupils are taught in sets for English, Maths, Science and RS – English and RS being set together in year10 and Maths and RS in year 11
  • Option subjects are mostly mixed ability but some setting occurs if there is more than one group on an option line
  • Some pupils follow courses at external providers for one day a week
  • A small group of pupils follow a Learning for Life pathway

KS5

  • There are 7 progress groups in Year 12 and 6 in Year 13
  • In Year 12 students choose 3 subjects from 4 option columns
  • In Year 13 students will have chosen 4 subjects from 5 columns in year 12 and they continue to study 3 of these subjects in year 13
  • Students who have not achieved a grade C at GCSE in English and/or maths will continue with these subjects
  • Selected students study critical thinking in year 12
  • The Extended Project is available for year 13 student
  • The two main pathways are
    • Traditional A levels
    • Applied A levels/BTEC level 3 courses
  • All students follow an enrichment programme

Year 10

Year 10 Curriculum Overview

Subject Lessons per fortnight Classes
English 8 10
Maths 7 10
Science 9 11
Religious Studies 2 10
PE 2 12
Skills For Life 2 10
Option A 5  
Option B 5  
Option C 5  
Option D 5  
     
Learning for Life  
Key Skills / Re 4 1
English 8 1
Maths 7 1
Science 9 1
Information Technology 4 1
PE 2 1
Art 4 1
College 10 1
Skills for Life 2 1

Year 11

Year 11 Curriculum Overview

Subject Lessons per fortnight Classes
English 8 10
Maths 7 10
Science 9 11
Religious Studies 2 10
PE 2 12
Skills For Life 2 10
Option A 5 s
Option B 5  
Option C 5  
Option D 5  
German (Additional subject for fast track students)
Learning for Life  
Key Skills / Re 8 1
English 7 1
Maths 7 1
Science 6 1
Information Technology 4 1
PE 2 1
Art 4 1
College 10 1
Skills for Life 2 1

Year 12

Subject Lessons per fortnight
Option A 10
Option B 10
Option C 10
Option D 10
Tutorial 2
Enrichment 2
Critical Thinking 2
Resit English 4
Resit Maths 4
Extended Project 2
   
Enrichment is combined in Y12 & 13 and there are approx. 12 classes across both year groups 
Year 12 - 9 face to face, 1 study 
Yr 13 - 8 face to face, 1 study 
6th form - classes with small numbers have reduced number of taught lessons 

Year 13

Subject Lessons per fortnight
Option A 9
Option B 9
Option C 9
Option D 9
Option E 9
Tutorial 2
Enrichment 2
Critical Thinking 2
Resit English 4
Resit Maths 4
Extended Project 2
   
Enrichment is combined in Y12 & 13 and there are approx. 12 classes across both year groups 
Year 12 - 9 face to face, 1 study 
Yr 13 - 8 face to face, 1 study 
6th form - classes with small numbers have reduced number of taught lessons