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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:
Catering & Hospitality
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.