Curriculum

At Kettlethorpe we designed our curriculum to be broad, balanced, relevant and responsive to the needs of our pupils and their community. We have remodelled our KS4 offer to enable pupils to gain the best set of qualifications with exams taken at the end of Year 11.

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.

SubjectLessons per weekGrouping arrangement
English4Broad ability groups
Maths4Ability groups
Science3Ability groups
Physical Education3Mixed ability groups
Modern Languages2Ability groups
Design Technology2Mixed ability groups
Art & Design1Tutor groups
Drama1Tutor groups
Computing1Tutor groups
Geography1Mixed ability groups
History1Mixed ability groups
Music1Tutor groups
Religious Studies1Tutor groups

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.

SubjectLessons/weekQualification
English4 (5 in Y9)English Language and English Literature GCSEs
Maths4Maths GCSE
Science6 (5 in Y9)Dual award or Triple Science GCSE
PE1 
Modern Language3French or Spanish GCSE
Geography or History3Geography or History GCSE
Option 12open choice subject
Option 22open 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
  • Business Studies GCSE
  • Child Development Technical Award
  • Computer Science GCSE
  • Dance GCSE
  • Design Technology GCSE
  • Design & Technology: Visual Communication (Graphics) AQA Technical Award
  • Design & Technology: Food Preparation & Nutrition GCSE
  • Drama GCSE
  • Health & Social Care Technical Award
  • Media Studies GCSE
  • Music GCSE
  • PE GCSE
  • Religious Studies GCSE
  • Textile Design GCSE

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

Exam boards we use:
AQA: http://www.aqa.org.uk
Edexcel: http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/home.html
OCR: http://www.ocr.org.uk/
WJEC: http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/

 
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Standbridge Lane, Sandal,
Wakefield WF2 7EL
Tel: 01924 251 605
Email: headteacher@kettlethorpe.wakefield.sch.uk