Curriculum Overview and Plans

 

KS3 (Years 7 and 8)

In year 7 students are currently taught in tutor group  for some of their lessons or in different groupings for others.  For many lessons they will be taught in mixed abilities, although some, such as English or Maths there will be an element of ability groupings. The year group is split into two balanced halves.

In year 8 students will be taught in mixed ability groups in most of their lessons. In a number of subjects, including English, maths, science, languages and humanities while most classes are mixed ability there is also some setting to ensure the most able are sufficiently challenged.

During curriculum time, super learning days and tutor times students will access elements of a PSHE programme.

During year 8 students will also be given careers and subject advice and guidance in preparation for choosing their options for KS4.

In each year all students will study the following subjects: 

English
Mathematics
Science
Physical Education and Dance
MFL, (French or German along with Spanish)
History
Geography
RE
Art

Music
Drama
Design Technology
Food Preparation and Nutrition (Recipe Book - Year 7 and Year 8)
Computing (earphones will be needed for one of the modules they will be covering for sound editing)
PHSE (through tutor time, super-learning days and subjects)

KS4 (Years 9,10 and 11)

At key stage 4 all students follow a core curriculum taking 60% of their teaching time.  
They will study GCSEs in:

English Language and English Literature
Mathematics
Science Combined/Separate Science (Years 9 - 11)
Religious Education

Additional time will also be given to the following non-examined subjects:

Core PE (non-examined)
IT Skills (Year 9 only, internally assessed)
PHSE (through tutor time, super-learning days and subjects)

They will also pick 4 options from the following, including at least one of French, German, Spanish, Computing, History or Geography:                                                                                    

For further information view our Options Booklet

Art
ASDAN
Business Studies
Computing/ITC
Construction
Dance
Design Technology
Drama
Economics
Food Preparation and Nutrition
French
Geography
German
Graphics
Hair & Beauty Studies
Health and Social Care
History
Music
Music Practioner
Performing Arts
Photography
Physical Education
Product Design
Sociology
Spanish

 

KS5 (Years 12 and 13)

A varied programme of subjects is offered in the sixth form which allow a number of pathways to be followed and the opportunity to continue studies at University. 

In year 12 students pick 3 options- (view the course information here) from the  list along with taking part in enrichment (including DoE) and volunteering activities. Some students will also complete an extended project during the two years.

For further information regarding the opportunities at Springwood Sixth Form please click here
 

Curriculum Plans - Individual Subject Overview