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THE KEY STAGE 3 CURRICULUM MODEL

A one-week timetable comprising of 28 lessons. 3 lessons more per week than the majority of Essex Secondary Schools. Lessons are of 60 minute duration.

Subject

Number of lessons per week 

English

5

Maths

5

Science

4

Humanities 

4

Spanish

4

PE

2

Art

1

Drama

1

Music

1

Technology 

1

Life Skills & Citizenship

1 (cascading throughout the weekly timetable)

 

In Year 9, the aspiration is that able linguists are invited to study Mandarin in addition to Spanish. 

The 180 learners are divided into 6 tutor groups in Year 7. These are mixed in terms of prior attainment, feeder primary, gender, ethnicity, SEN, FSM etc. 

Learners study the following subjects in mixed ability groups: Spanish, Art, Technology, Drama, Music, PE, English and Humanities. From Year 7 the teaching groups are arranged into sets for Maths (according to prior attainment in Maths) and Science (according to prior attainment in Science). In Year 9, learners are placed into sets for Spanish.

THE KEY STAGE 4 CURRICULUM MODEL

Building on our successful Key Stage 3, our Key Stage 4 curriculum centres on essential academic subjects, providing our learners with an excellent foundation for further study and the option to continue their studies at a top university.

All learners study a compulsory core GCSE curriculum of English (2 GCSEs), Maths (1 GCSE), and Science (Triple or Combined). In addition, all learners follow a programme of non-examined Life Skills & Citizenship. GCSE work begins in these subjects well before the start of Year 10. More challenging GCSEs mean that Year 9 is also a crucial GCSE year for our students.

All learners study an additional four optional GCSE courses.  All learners are encouraged to include Geography or History, along with Spanish/German, providing they are able, to ensure a rounded and secure academic foundation for further study, as well as satisfying the requirements of the English Baccalaureate (Ebac). All learners are required to study at least one Ebac option (Geography, History or Spanish/German).

BTECs (or the equivalent vocational qualification) will be delivered where these are the most appropriate qualifications for our learners.

We offer the following courses (options) at Key Stage 4: TBC as approved courses change yearly. Other schools can only state what they do currently as approved option subjects are frequently revised.

 

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