Secondary Curriculum Overview

The secondary curriculum is based around the national curriculum (2014)

Secondary pupils access 6 lessons a day. Lesson 1 is based around personalised IEP targets and progress. From lesson 2 pupils access academic lessons. Most secondary classes move around the building to access lessons. A small percentage of classes are static and access a topic based curriculum. For more information please see subjects overview.

Key stage 3

Compulsory national curriculum subjects are

  • English
  • maths
  • science
  • history
  • geography
  • modern foreign languages
  • design and technology
  • art and design
  • music
  • physical education
  • citizenship (PSHE)
  • computing

Key stage 4

During key stage 4 the compulsory national curriculum subjects are the ‘core’ and ‘foundation’ subjects.

Core subjects are:

  • English
  • maths
  • science

Foundation subjects are:

  • computing
  • physical education
  • citizenship

During key stage 4 we offer options subjects (see our Key Stage 4 Qualifications and Accreditation page for further information)

Secondary Curriculum Model

The secondary curriculum model is below and includes the amount of directed hours per subject.

 

Year 7 curriculum model

English Maths Science Humanities MFL Music PE ICT Art DT Food PSHE/IEP
5 5 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 6

 

Year 8 curriculum model

English Maths Science Humanities MFL Music PE ICT Art DT Food Tech PSHE IEP
5 5 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 6

 

Year 9 curriculum model

English Maths Science Humanities MFL Music PE ICT Art DT Food Tech PSHE IEP
5 5 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 2 5

 

Year 10 curriculum model

English Maths Science Careers PSHE PE ICT Option 1 Option 2 IEP
5 5 3 1 1 2 2 3 3 5

 

Year 11 curriculum model

English Maths Science Careers PSHE PE ICT Option 1 Option 2 IEP
5 5 3 1 1 2 2 3 3 5

 

 

If you have any queries regarding our curriculum please contact us at: hopewood@ascenttrust.org