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Curriculum & Reporting

Therfield Curriculum Overview – 2019-20

Intent:

Therfield implements a curriculum model based on:

  • a broad and balanced curriculum; one which ensures students follow a wide range of subjects – from Sciences, Arts, Humanities, and Languages – for as long as possible,
  • a curriculum which keeps students options open and is led by student choice
  • a wider-curriculum which supports students’ personal development.
  • a curriculum that incorporates a range of qualification routes and is, where appropriate, supported by technical or vocational courses.

More specific details about the subject content taught in the different key stages can be found in the documents below or by contacting relevant class teachers and/or Subject Leaders.

Implementation:

Key Stage 3

 

Hours taught per fortnight

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

8

7

7

Maths

7

7

7

Science

6

6

7

History

3

4

4

Geography

3

4

4

MFL

4

4

4

Computing

2

2

2

PE

4

4

4

Technology – Food

1

1

1

Technology – DT

1

1

1

Technology – Textiles

1

 

 

Music

2

2

2

Art

2

2

2

Drama

2

2

2

RS

2

2

1

PSHE

1

1

1

 

Key Stage 4

 

 

Hours Taught per fortnight

Subject

Notes

Year 10

Year 11

Core Curriculum:

English

Language and Literature

8

9

Maths

 

8

8

Science

Double award or Triple

10

10

Humanity

History or Geography

5

5

Core PE

 

2

2

RS

 

1

 

Options:

3 choices from:

  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • German
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Child Development
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Preparation
  • ICT
  • Media
  • Music
  • PE
  • Sports Development

 

5 each

5 each

 

KS4 Option Blocks in 2019-20

Blocks are built around student choices.

Year

A

B

C

D

Year 10

  • Business Studies
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Design Technology
  • Food Preparation
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • PE
  • Business Studies
  • Child Development
  • Construction
  • French
  • German
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Sport Development
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • PE

Year 11

  • Business Studies
  • Drama
  • Design Technology
  • Food Preparation
  • Geography
  • Media
  • Sports Development
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Child Development
  • Computing
  • French
  • ICT
  • Media
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • History
  • Media
  • Music
  • PE

 

 

KS5 Option Blocks in 2019-20

Blocks are built around student choices and timetables are augmented by the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification).

Year 12 subjects have 9 hours per fortnight, Year 13 have 8 hours per fortnight.

Year

 

A

B

C

D

E

Overview

Year 12

 

A

  • History
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • Computing
  • English Literature
  • Further Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Government and Politics
  • Art
  • Maths
  • Sociology

Students choose three options from the blocks

B

 
  • Business Studies BTEC
  • Media Studies
  • Government and Politics
  • Business Studies BTEC

Students complete BTEC plus one of Option D

Year 13

 

A

  • Computing
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Art
  • Biology
  • German
  • Economics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Chemistry
  • Further Maths
  • Law
  • Media Studies
  • English Literature
  • Maths

Students choose three options from the blocks

B

  • Business Studies BTEC
  • Sports Development BTEC
 
  • Chemistry
  • Further Maths
  • Law
  • Media Studies

 

Students complete BTEC plus one of Option D

 

 

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