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Curriculum Structure 2018-2019

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 curriculum delivers a full 25 hours to all children in Years 5 and 6 plus any extra-curricular activities and enrichment events.

 

Year 5

Year 6

Art

1

1

Communications

in LCS

1

Computing

1

1

DT

1

1

Geography

in LCS

1

History

in LCS

1

LCS / Literacy

9

5

Maths

5

5

Modern Foreign Languages

1

1

Music

1

1

PE

2

2

PSHE

in LCS

in RE

RE

1

2

Science

3

3

TOTAL

25

25

Classes in Year 5 are taught as 4 mixed-ability groups apart from in Maths where there is some setting by ability across half of the cohort.  The Literacy teacher will also teach drama and PSHE as well as Humanities.  Classes in Year 6 are taught as 4 mixed-ability groups apart from Maths and English where five teachers are available and there is a top group, three middle groups and one lower ability group.

History/Geography in Year 6 will show as Humanities in order for the teacher to have more flexibility in planning and assessing the programme of study, i.e. they can teach both lessons in a week as history rather than always having to stick to one of each per week. 

 

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 curriculum delivers a full 25 hours per week plus extra-curricular activities and enrichment events.

 

Year 7

Year 8

Art

1

1

Computing

1

1

Creative Arts

1

1

Drama

1

0

DT

1

1

English

4

4

Geography

1

1

History

1

1

Maths

4

4

Modern Foreign Languages

2

2

Music

1

1

Options

0

1

PE

2

2

RE

2

2

Science

3

3

TOTAL

25

25

In Year 7, 120 pupils are organised into 4 teaching groups.  These are mixed ability tutor groups for many subjects but there is some differentiation in Maths, Science, French, and RE.  Two tutor groups are mixed together and banded in two groups: the groups are planned to ensure they are balanced in terms of ability and social mix.  These bands are the same for French and RE with different bands for Maths and Science.  DT is taught in 3 groups for each half of the cohort (60 pupils).  Creative arts (CA) will consist of Food Technology, Textiles, PSHE, Musical Theatre & Mindfulness and Wellbeing on a circus arrangement of approx. 9 weeks each.  Drama in Year 7 will complement the English curriculum.

In Year 8, arrangements are the same as Year 7.  However, instead of drama there will be a lesson of Options subjects (guided preferences): chosen from Italian; Advanced Computer Science; Advanced Music; Media Studies & Drama; Applied Sport and Exercise.