Key Stage 3
We have reviewed Curriculum delivery in light of the current COVID-19 situation. All classes will have a Google Classroom (a digital learning environment) set up for individual subjects. This ensures that pupils can keep up with work, should a situation arise where they cannot be in class.
In Years 8 and 9 all classes are un-streamed. Pupils are divided alphabetically into five Collect groups and are taught in this arrangement for non-practical subjects. The practical subjects: Art and Design, Home Economics, Music, Science and Technology are taught in six alphabetically arranged groups.
In Years 9 and 10 the three Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught separately, each for two periods a week. All pupils study French in Year 8 and take up a second language in Year 9, choosing between German and Spanish.
In Year 10 pupils are streamed into five divisions for Mathematics and are also banded in groups for German and Spanish. All other subjects in Year 10 are taught in un-streamed Collect or practical groups.
Pupils in Year 8 follow a course in Learning for Life and Work comprising elements of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education. The Personal and Social component, where possible, is delivered by Collect teachers. In Year 9 pupils continue with one period a week of Employability, Drugs Education and Study Skills, taught by trained staff and, where possible, by Collect teachers. In Year 10 pupils follow a course in Employability for one period a week with focus on career options, subject choice, decision making and action planning. Modules in Drug and Alcohol Awareness; Personal Responsibility; Relationships and Enterprise are delivered during Collect time. The School week is divided into 45 periods, each 35 minutes long.