CURRICULUM

The school ensures that the curriculum meets the requirements of the national curriculum but is also tailored to meet the requirements of each pupil. It reflects the unique character, circumstances and ethos of the school and the community it serves.

 

Curriculum Pattern

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)
In Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils will study the following subjects:

  • Welsh

  • French

  • English

  • Technology

  • Mathematics

  • Art

  • Science

  • Music

  • History

  • Physical Education

  • Geography

  • Personal and Social Education

  • Drama

  • Religious Education

  • Information Technology

  • Spanish is introduced in Year 9

 

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Compulsory Subjects
In Key Stage 4 the following subjects are compulsory for all pupils:

  • Welsh

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Religious Education

  • Physical Education

  • Welsh Baccalaureate Foundation or Intermediate

 

Optional Subjects

In addition there will be four option groups including the following subjects:
Design and Technology - Resistant Materials, Geography, Music, Child Development, Spanish, Art, French, Design and Technology - Graphical Processes, History, Religious Studies, Catering, Physical Education, Drama, Information Technology, Applied Science, Extended Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, BTEC First Certificate in Engineering, Applied Leisure and Tourism. Each pupil will choose one subject from each group.

Salon Skills and Engineering NVQ Level 1/2 Courses are delivered by outside agencies in partnership with the school.

 

At secondary school level, assessment will be recorded at the end of Year 9 (age 14) and at the end of Year 11 (age 16) i.e. at the end of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

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