CURRICULUM & ASSESSMENT

Our aspirational curriculum is carefully developed to pull together all aspects of our provision including lessons, clubs, trips and the Dream Big programme.

The following are included on this page to show how our curriculum works:

Curriculum Vision:
This shows our aims for developing students learning through their time in our school. Also included are the hours spent on each subject for every year group.

Curriculum intent:
This details the skills and understanding we seek to develop in all students for every year group.

Year Group Curriculum Documents:
These show the topics and learning areas covered for all subjects taught in each year group.

At the start of each year and unit students will explore what they are learning and why so that they are fully involved in their learning journey.

From September 2020 all parents will receive a termly email detailing what their child will be learning so they can support from home.

We firmly believe that this learning journey is something we do together as a school, students and parents.

EMBEDDING & EXTENDING
LEARNING FOR ALL

This document gives you and your child some useful ideas which will help her to embed and further extend her learning in the home environment. Please also review the Year 7 Curriculum overview document which gives you further guidance on the topics taught termly in each subject.

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Year 7 Out Of Class Learning Guide

216.02 KB   March 26, 2023
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Embedding & Extending Learning For All

215.26 KB   March 26, 2023

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

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Curriculum Intent

92.45 KB   March 26, 2023
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Curriculum Vision

2.47 MB   March 26, 2023

YEAR GROUP CURRICULUM
INFORMATION

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Year 07

106.60 KB   September 26, 2023
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Year 08

113.93 KB   September 26, 2023
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Year 09

132.33 KB   September 26, 2023
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Year 10

215.53 KB   September 26, 2023
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Year 11

137.92 KB   September 26, 2023
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Year 12

202.17 KB   September 26, 2023
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Year 13

194.35 KB   September 26, 2023

ASSESSMENT

At KS3 students are assessed within bands that reflect their fulfilment of the current curriculum. The table below explains each band with a description of how it can link to pupil attainment at GCSE.

A student that is SECURING the current curriculum is NOT working at a Grade 4 or 5, but shows the potential at this stage to achieve a Grade 4 or 5 by the end of Year 11. If a student remains at the same attainment band throughout KS3, they are still making progress as the curriculum is getting progressively harder. A student’s attainment can go up or down within a year depending on their ability to fulfil the curriculum as it becomes more complex and topics change.

All students are given target bands for each subject based on their KS2 SATS, or Cognitive Abilities Tests (CATs), where this has not been possible. We measure progress of students by comparing their assessment bands to their target bands.

In Yr09, we introduce the use of GCSE 9-1 grading for English, Maths and Science to help students transition.

In KS4, all students are assessed against GCSE (or equivalent) criteria. We use fine grading (+ and -) to indicate whether at student is attaining at the higher or lower end of the grade respectively. Minimum Expected Grades (MEGs) are set based on national averages for students with similar results at KS2, and reflect the lowest grade a student should be working towards in each subject. Target Grades (TGTs) are aspirational and are therefore enhanced with a greater level of challenge.

In KS5, all students are assessed against A Level (or equivalent) criteria. We use fine grading (+ and -) to indicate whether at student is attaining at the higher or lower end of the grade respectively. Minimum Expected Grades (MEGs) are set based on national averages for students with similar results at GCSE, and reflect the lowest grade a student should be working towards in each subject. Target Grades (TGTs) are aspirational and are therefore enhanced with a greater level of challenge.

EXAMINATIONS INFORMATION

The latest examination schedules, timetables and related information notices:

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Year 11 Letter & Revision Information

398.25 KB   February 2, 2024
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February 2024 PPE Schedule

217.81 KB   January 30, 2024
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Year 13 PPE - Term 2

637.83 KB   October 16, 2023
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Year 11 PPE - Term 2

649.41 KB   October 16, 2023
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Change from AQA to Pearson Exam Board

83.04 KB   September 19, 2023
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Year 11 PPE Schedule

1.06 MB   October 14, 2022
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Year 11 Mock Examination Week

868.72 KB   October 14, 2022
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Examination Results Guidance

2.82 MB   August 18, 2022
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Examination Results Guidance

1.87 MB   July 11, 2022
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Results Collection Letter - Years 10 & 11

242.06 KB   July 11, 2022
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Instructions For Exam Candidates

28.56 KB   March 16, 2022
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JCQ Frequently Asked Questions - Summer 2022

129.10 KB   February 10, 2022

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