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Curriculum

For any further information on our curriculum please contact either: 

Pratik Patel - pr.patel@woodcotehigh.com

Donna Afriyie - d.afriyie@woodcotehigh.com

Marcia Blair - m.blair@woodcotehigh.com

 

Year 7

Key academic highlights with Year 7 are that the pupils are encouraged, through a very broad curriculum offer to try and enjoy new and different subject areas, learning environments and learning methods.  While adapting to the expectations and nuances of being a Woodcote High pupil.  This is a bedding in time and the pupils are developing a confident learning manner which stems from organisation for and responsibility of achieving learning outcomes.

The subject areas studied and the allocations of hours (in a two week cycle) are shown below: 

Physical Education - 4 Science - 6
Drama - 2 Art - 3
Geography - 3 DT (Inc FT) - 4
Computer Studies - 2 English - 6
Music - 2 History - 3
PSHCE - 2 Spanish - 5
RE - 2 French - 5
Maths - 6  

Bold = set from Year 6 primary school information
Italics = one or the other depending upon choice for MFL upon entry to Year 7

Year 8

Year 8 is a time of acceleration, learning is adjusted to be a personally aggressive pace, defined through detailed assessment/tracking of a pupils progress towards their own targets.  Pupils are encouraged to explore fully, learning both in and outside of the curriculum to further explore their developing interests ahead of Year 9 option choices.

The subject areas studied and the allocations of hours (in a two week cycle) are shown below: 

Physical Education - 4 Science - 6
Drama - 2 Art - 2
Geography - 3 DT (Inc FT) - 4
Computer Studies - 2 English - 6
Music - 3 History - 3
PSHCE - 2 Spanish - 5
RE - 2 French - 5
Maths - 6  

Year 9

The major element of the Year 9 curriculum is the forward preparation to the start of GCSE's either in the Summer term of Year 9 (English/Maths/ICT) or the selection of option choices to be studied in Year 10/11.

The subject areas studied and the allocations of hours (in a two week cycle) are shown below: 

Physical Education - 4 Science - 6
Drama - 3 Art - 2
Geography - 3 DT - 3
Computer Studies - 3 English - 6
Music - 2 FT - 1
RE - 3 History - 3
Maths - 6 Spanish - 5
  French - 5

Bold = set from Year 6 primary school information
Italics = one or the other depending upon choice for MFL upon entry to Year 7

Year 10

Year 10 is the official start of Key Stage 4, although some subjects start certain elements in Year 9.  The majority of teaching and assessment is done within this year.  Students will have chosen their option subjects within Year 9 having been reccommended to follow a suitable curriculum pathway and therefore the curriculum narrows or broadens depending upon those choices.  The three options pathways (purple, orange, green) reflect the academic needs of our students.  Certain courses are assessed by controlled coursework and the outcomes count for the pupils terminal grades in Year 11.  Therefore pupils must start Year 10 with this in mind. 

The general subject areas studied by the year group en mass are shown below, the nuances of any specific options choices are within these parameters and the allocations of hours for each (in a two week cycle) are shown below:

GCSE Computer Studies - 5 Physical Education - 3
GCSE RE - 3 GCSE Science- 10
GCSE Maths - 7 Triple Science: GCSE Physics, GCSE Biology & GCSE Chemistry
Option A - 5 GCSE Core & Additional Science
Option B - 5 GCSE English & English Literature - 7
Option C - 5 GCSE Spanish - 5
Other GCSE Options Subjects: GCSE French - 5
Art Other Accredited Options Subjects:
Business Studies BTEC Art & Design
Dance BTEC Sport
Resistant Materials BTEC Media
Graphic Products OCR Health & Social Care
Geography Drama
History  
Hospitality  
Music  
PE  

Year 11

Year 11 is the most important year within a pupils schooling.  It is essential that the pupils start Year 11 with a determined and mature attitude to their studies as failure to do so will only bring pressure after Christmas, in the run up to the summer exams. Pupil's will continue with the same curriculum pattern as in Year 10.  Certain courses are assessed by controlled coursework and the outcomes count for the pupils terminal grades as in Year 10.

The general subject areas studied by the year group en mass are shown below, the nuances of any specific options choices are within these parameters and the allocations of hours for each (in a two week cycle) are shown below:

ICT - 5 Physical Education - 3
Maths - 7 Science- 10
Option A - 5 English - 7
Option B - 5 Spanish - 5
Option C - 5 French - 5
Other GCSE Options Subjects: Other Accredited Options Subjects:
Art BTEC Art & Design
Business Studies BTEC Sport
Dance BTEC Media
Resistant Materials OCR Health & Social Care
Graphic Products Drama
Geography  
History  
Hospitality  
Music  
PE