Curriculum 2018-10-03T13:07:10+00:00

Curriculum

At Kettlethorpe we designed our curriculum to be broad, balanced, relevant and responsive to the needs of our pupils and their community.

KS3: Year 7 and 8

Pupils in Year 7 & Year 8 follow the Key Stage 3 curriculum. There is an increased emphasis on these two year groups to ensure that pupils are fully prepared for their GCSE qualifications. In Year 7 & 8 most pupils will follow a balanced and broad curriculum which includes the subjects below.
A small number of pupils will be selected to follow a slightly alternative curriculum which meets their individual needs.

Subject Lessons per week Grouping Exam board
English 4 Broad ability groups WJEC
Maths 4 Ability groups Edexcel
Science 3 Ability groups AQA
Physical Education 3 Mixed ability groups Edexcel
Modern Languages 2 Mixed ability groups AQA
Design & Technology 2 Mixed ability groups see subjects page
Art & Design 1 Tutor groups AQA
Drama 1 Tutor groups AQA
Computing 1 Ability groups OCR
Geography 1 Mixed ability groups AQA
History 1 Mixed ability groups Edexcel
Music 1 Tutor groups AQA
Religious Studies 1 Tutor groups Edexcel

KS4: Year 9, 10 and 11

In Years 9, 10 & 11 pupils will follow the Key Stage 4 curriculum. The majority of pupils will study English, Maths, Science, History or Geography, French or Spanish and Physical Education.

Subject Lessons per week Qualification
English 4 (5 in Y9) English Language and English Literature GCSEs
Maths 4 Maths GCSE
Science 6 (4 in Y9) Combined Science or Triple Science GCSE
PE 1
Modern Language 3 French or Spanish GCSE
Geography or History 3 Geography or History GCSE
Option 1 2 open choice subject
Option 2 2 open choice subject

Pupils will then have the choice of a further two subjects. These subjects are wide ranging and change slightly each year depending on the resource available. However, in most cases these will include:

  • Art & Design (Fine Art) GCSE
  • Art & Design (Textile Design) GCSE
  • Business GCSE
  • Child Development Technical Qualification
  • Computer Science GCSE
  • Dance GCSE
  • Design & Technology GCSE
  • Design & Technology (Graphic Design) Technical Award
  • Design & Technology (Hospitality & Catering) Technical Award
  • Drama GCSE
  • Media Studies GCSE
  • Music GCSE
  • Outdoor Pursuits BTEC
  • PE GCSE
  • Religious Studies GCSE

A small number of pupils will be selected to follow a slightly alternative curriculum which meets their individual needs.

Exam boards we use:
AQAhttp://www.aqa.org.uk
Edexcelhttp://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html
OCRhttp://www.ocr.org.uk/
WJEChttp://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/