Intent

  • offering a broad, balanced, relevant and appropriate choice of subjects for each individual’s needs, including SEND and disadvantaged pupils
  • providing appropriate pathways to engage all learners at KS4 which enable progression onto level 3 courses.
  • promoting a love of learning across the curriculum in a wide range of discrete subject areas
  • securing high achievement in literacy and numeracy
  • provide stretch and challenge for all
  • equipping pupils for their role as citizens
  • encouraging pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds
  • developing problem solving and thinking skills
  • providing opportunities for students to question, analyse, evaluate and synthesise
  • developing an awareness of spiritual, social, moral and multi-cultural understanding
  • encourage habits of independent learning to become resilient learners
  • supporting learning needs of SEND students
  • encouraging out of class learning to enrich all students’ education and develop leadership skills
  • providing opportunities to prepare students for KS5 and beyond
  • providing high quality careers education so students are prepared for their next stage of learning
  • encouraging students to engage with an enhanced curriculum to stretch and challenge our more and most able learners

Implementation

10-day cycle, 50 x 1 hour lessons. Six different pathways for students to ensure successful outcomes and progression onto level 3 courses.
Core for all pupils

  • English-6 hours
  • Maths-7 hours
  • Combined science- 6 hours
  • Tutorial-2 hours

PE-2 hours

Pathway options
Blue E route:

  • RE- 2 hours
  • Language- 5 hours
  • Geography or History- 5 hours
  • 2 other options- 5 hours each

Blue O route

  • Maths-additional 2 hours
  • Language- 5 hours
  • Geography or History- 5 hours
  • 2 other options- 5 hours each

Green E route:

  • RE- 2 hours
  • 4 options- 5 hours each (1 vocational)

Green O route

  • Maths-additional 2 hours
  • 2 options- 5 hours each (1 vocational)

Orange route:

  • Maths-additional 2 hours
  • 4 options- 5 hours each (2 vocational)

Yellow route

  • English/Maths-additional 7 hours
  • 3 options- 5 hours each (2 vocational)