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Curriculum: Key Stage 3 & 4

Curriculum: Key Stage 3 & 4

The curriculum at all key stages are personalised to the needs, aptitudes, interests and abilities of pupils. Each school has a distinctive curriculum offer. However, all pupils have access to a curriculum that:

  • Develops independent learning.
  • Develops core skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT.
  • Develops personal skills such as thinking skills, problem solving, initiative, empathy, communication and active participation.
  • Develops knowledge through the core curriculum.

The key stage curriculum is covered between 11-13 years or 11-14 years, depending on progress. The curriculum consists of:

Taught within each school: Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
ICT (discreetly taught)
French, Spanish or both
History
Geography
Religious Education
Wellbeing and Citizenship
Taught in William Morris: Food Technology
Graphics and Design Technology
Art
Music
Drama
Taught in 2012: PE, Sports Leadership and Healthy Living

At KS4 all students study a core curriculum of:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (either Triple Sciences,- Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Core and Additional or BTEC Applied Science)
  • ICT
  • RE (full course GCSE)
  • Core PE

Pupils can then study a range of both academic and vocational options across two days of the week. Most pupils will study History or Geography and a modern foreign language as two of their option choices.

GCSEs BTEC/Vocational
Art
Business
Catering
Drama
Geography
Graphics
History
Media
Music
PE
Product Design
Sociology
Construction
Health and Social Care
Sports

At KS5 pupils can study a full range of A Levels, Vocational and Technical qualifications or a mixture. Full details of these are provided on the Arden page.

Below are links to each subject’s KS3 and KS4 curriculum descriptions.

SRS

MFL

Wellbeing

History

Geography

English

Parent’s guide to helping your child in English

Maths

Computer Science

BTEC Health and Social Care

Science

Media Studies

Film Studies

Parent’s guide to helping your child in PE

Drama

Photography

Art

GCSE Business

 

Year 9 Options Booklet 2016

Ashdown Year 9 Options Booklet

Delamere Year 9 Options Booklet

Sherwood Year 9 Options Booklet

 


Further Information

For further information on our curriculum please contact our Associate Principal, Mr Fazal Rahman or telephone 020 8850 7678