Alderman Peel

High School

Wells-Next-The-Sea   Norfolk

Curriculum 2016 -2017

Click for Level 3 Catch up Plan 2016-17


Below is an overview of the curriculum offered at both Key Stage 3 and 4. Alongside this we also offer many Alternatives and Additional curriculum arrangements in order to be able to meet the learning needs of all students regardless of their ability. 


Key Stage 3. 

Students in years 7, 8 and 9 receive the following curriculum entitlement over a fortnight timetable: 

Maths – 7 periods  

ICT/Computing -2 periods   

Technology – 2 periods 

English – 7 periods  

Geography – 3 periods      

Food Technology – 2 periods  

Science – 6 periods    

Religious studies – 2 periods   

Drama – 2 periods 

History – 3 periods  

Music – 2 periods   

Art – 2 periods 

Physical Education – 4 periods 



Students will experience at least 1 language during Key Stage 3 – either French or Spanish. Some students will have the opportunity to study both French and Spanish in years 8 and 9.

Year 7 – 5 periods – French

Year 8 – 5 periods – 3 Spanish/2 French

Year 9 – 5 periods – 5 Spanish or 5 French (more able study Dual Languages)


There are also many other curriculum opportunities and support for students.  

Students also experience 5 collapsed days over the academic year, focussed entirely on Citizenship and PSHE curriculum. All subjects also contribute to our Citizenship and PSHE through their different subject areas. The students also have the opportunity to be part of our School Parliament groups, helping to contribute to all aspects of school life including the Curriculum and Teaching and Learning. 

In addition to this there is also Literacy and Numeracy opportunities during tutor time, with the KS3 Vertical tutoring allowing for peer support. 


Key stage 4. 

At Key Stage 4, students all study a core curriculum of the following: 

Maths – 8 periods   

English Language and English Literature – 8 periods   

Science – 9 periods

CORE – 1 Period  

Physical Education - 4 periods 

Students are then given guided pathways whereby then come opt to study subjects following discussions between students, parents and subject teachers. The subjects each have 5 periods allocated to them over the fortnight timetable. Subjects being studied this year include: 

Separate Sciences     




Design Technology   




Business Studies   

Catering & Hospitality  

Physical Education  

Child Development   

Product Design  



Resistant Materials

Religious Studies


RHS L1/L2 in Horticulture (Alternative Provision at Holkham Estate) 


In terms of the number of subjects studied at GCSE level, our expectation is the majority of students study at least 9 subjects. We also offer vocational pathways where it is appropriate to meet the learning needs of the student, as well as additional Study Support time within the curriculum.  

If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me at Alderman Peel High School.


Matt Hardman

Associate Headteacher