Curriculum

Curriculum Statement 2017-18

At Bridgemary School, we aim to ensure that the curriculum for each year group caters for a range of pathways and suits the needs of all our students. We review the structure and provision of the curriculum each year to enable students to achieve the highest possible standards.

The school has a two week timetable and a four period day consisting of four 75 minute learning experiences

The Key Stage 3 curriculum (Years 7, and 8):

· English

· Mathematics

· Science

Students receive 18 lessons of the core English, Maths and Science per fortnight. The remaining 21 periods are shared between:

· Humanities – History, Geography, RE & Citizenship

· Modern Foreign Language - Spanish

· Physical Education

· Performing Arts – Dance, Drama & Music

· Art & Technology – Art, Technology, Food Technology

The final period fortnight is dedicated to our LEAP (learning enrichment activities programme)

 

Yr 7

Yr 8

Maths

6

6

English

6

6

Science

6

6

PE

3

3

History

3

3

Geography

3

3

Spanish

2

2

Dance

2

2

Art and Technology

3

3

Performing Arts

2

2

Food Technology

2

2

RE

1

1

LEAP

1

1

 

 

Subjects are organised into a high ability set and all other groups are mixed ability.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum (Years 9, 10 and 11):

Core subjects (studied by all students)

· English Language & English Literature

· Mathematics

· Science (Core & Additional, or Triple Science)

· Physical Education

 

 

Yr 9

Yr 10

Yr 11

Maths

7

7

7

English

6

6

7

Science

7

7

7

PE

3

3

2

LEAP

1

1

1

 

Option subjects:

Students at Key Stage 4 can study a range of qualification to support career progression and maximize their potential. The qualifications on offer include traditional GCSE subjects, alongside vocational or technical qualifications. Students are advised on the correct balance of subjects to enable them to succeed at Key Stage 4.

Students have four 75 minute sessions per option subject, each fortnight.

OPTION SUBJECTS 2017-19

Students can study the following GCSE subjects:

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Geography
  • History
  • Philosophy & Ethics
  • Photography
  • Resistant Materials
  • Spanish

Students can also study the following vocational or technical Courses:

  • Hairdressing
  • Health & Social Care
  • Hospitality
  • ICT
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Sport

All students at Bridgemary have access to:

· PSHCE (delivered through tutor time and assembly programme)

· Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Education (SMSC) (delivered across the curriculum, through assemblies and tutor time)

· Careers Education (delivered across the curriculum, through assemblies, withdrawal and tutor time)

Some students are provided with an Alternative Curriculum and have access to additional qualifications/opportunities including:

  • Pixl Edge
  • Level 1 Vocational Courses at delivered by local colleges
  • ECDL Level 2
  • Work placements