Curriculum

KS3 (Years’ 7-9)

In Year 7 and 8 all students will follow a common curriculum:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama Dance
  • Physical Education
  • PSHE (Citizenship)
  • Religious Studies
  • French (Spanish/Latin introduced in Year 8)
  • Design Technology (Resistant Materials, Food/Graphics/Textiles)
  • Learning to Learn programme

KS4 (Years’ 10 & 11 – CORE)

All students follow a common core of:

  • English Language GCSE
  • English Literature GCSE
  • Mathematics (and additional Mathematics for Band E) GCSE
  • Science (single, double or triple depending on the Band) GCSE or BTEC
  • ICT GCSE
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship
  • Personal, Social and Health Education including: work related learning and Religious Education.

 

KS4 (Years’ 10 & 11 – PATHWAYS)

In addition, students are able to follow four personalised pathways:

  • Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Textiles, Performing Arts, PE, Sport and Leisure.
  • Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food and Nutrition, Catering
  • History, Geography, Religious Studies
  • French, Spanish, Latin
  • Computer Studies, Business Studies, Media, Child Care, Study Plus
  • Critical Thinking

Full details of the Key Stage 4 programmes are published annually in our ‘Upper School Course’ booklet.

KS3 Differentiation

Students in Band A (Achievement) will follow the programme above in all subjects (except ICT) for three years (Key Stage 3) before moving on to the Key Stage 4 GCSE and BTEC courses in Year 10.

Students in Band E (Extension) will follow the Key Stage 3 curriculum for two years only in English, Mathematics and Science, before embarking on the GCSE courses in these subjects at the start of Year 9. All other subjects (except ICT) will be taught over 3 years as in Band A.

KS5 (Sixth Form)

KS5 (The majority of students go on to study at our Yateley Sixth Form College. More than 30 courses are offered at AS, A2, BTEC, GCSE and Diploma level. Full details of sixth form courses are published in our Sixth Form prospectus which also gives an insight into the opportunities and additional activities available to our senior students. Please visit the ‘Sixth Form‘ section for more info.

Some students who have been identified as needing extra support to boost their literacy skills will be placed in our Access group within the Achievement Band. This group will follow the same curriculum as all other students in Year 7 but will benefit from small class sizes, additional staffing and a greater focus on literacy in lessons. For more details e-mail the Learning Support department.