• For Mathematics, setting arrangements are based on prior attainment/ability.• The new focus on Spelling Punchuation and Grammer (SPaG) in all GCSE examinations requires that literacy skills are strengthened. To this aim, subjects which have a key literacy focus are taught in teaching groups. These teaching groups form the basis for English, Geography, History and Modern Foreign Languages.• Science in Year 7 is initially taught in form groups; these groups are then split into teaching groups in half year blocks in Year 8 through to Year 9.• All other subjects are taught in mixed ability form group arrangements. This include the following subjects: Art, Computer Science, Drama, Music, Technology, Food and Nutrician, Physical Education and Religious Studies.• Food and Nutrician & Technology, Drama and Computing are taught on a carousel rotation, with students switching subject every half term.• Physical Education is taught as a mixed gender group.
The curriculum is divided into the following time allocations.
Subject / Allocation of lessons per fortnight
MFL -French or Spanish
Drama, Technology & Computer Science half termly rotation
*PSHE is delivered through Personal Development lessons on a fortnightly rotation.