Curriculum

Our College Curriculum

 

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

In Year 7, 8 and 9 all students follow programmes of study in a broad range of subjects. These subjects underpin the range of qualifications available at KS 4 and the Progress 8 curriculum model which students follow, ensuring that our students are well‐qualified and prepared to make the most of the subsequent opportunities available to them in further study and employment.

Timetable allocation

The curriculum is delivered to all students over a two week timetable. Each day there are 5 lessons which are each 1 hour in duration. Therefore the two week timetable consists of 50 hours of learning which is allocated as follows:

Element 1
English Mathematics
8 hours 8 hours
Element 2
Science

Geography
History

French
Spanish

Computing
7 hours 7 hours 4 hours 2 hours
Element 3
RE Core PE Art
Food Technology
Graphics
Product Design
Textiles
Music
5 hours * 4 hours 4 hours ** 1 hour

* RE receives 10% of the timetable reflecting the particular nature of All Saints as a Catholic faith school.

** Art and Technology subjects are studied on a carousel to include Food Technology, Graphics, Product Design, Textiles and Art.

Timetable provision for PSHE/Citizenship is 1 hour each fortnight delivered as a rolling programme on the school calendar.

 

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

In Year 10 and 11 all students follow a GCSE programme of study and sit qualifications in these core subjects:

  • GCSE English Language and Literature
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Science and Additional Science
  • GCSE Religious Education

All students also have a non-GCSE programme of study in Physical Education and PSHE/Citizenship.

Option subjects

In addition to the above, students can choose to follow GCSE (or other Level 2) programmes of study in four of the following subjects:

Element 2 subjects Element 3 subjects
Geography Business Studies PE (GCSE) Art
History ICT PE (BTEC) Food Technology
French
Spanish
Health & Social Care Music (BTEC) Graphics
Computing Performing Arts (BTEC) Product Design
Further Additional Science Dance Textiles

All students have the opportunity to study the EBacc suite of qualifications and all subjects meet the Progress 8 curriculum and cover all three elements.

Timetable allocation

The curriculum is delivered to all students over a two week timetable. Each day there are 5 lessons which are each 1 hour in duration. Therefore the two week timetable consists of 50 hours of learning which are allocated as follows:

Subject Allocated hours (over 2 weeks)
English Language and Literature 7 hours
Mathematics 7 hours
Science 9 hours
RE 5 hours
Core PE 2 hours
Option subject 1 5 hours
Option subject 2 5 hours
Option subject 3 5 hours
Option subject 4 5 hours

Timetable provision for PSHE/Citizenship is 1 hour each fortnight delivered as a rolling programme on the school calendar.