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Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence

                                    Curriculum Introduction

Our school vision is “Positively Changing Lives"  through personal growth and academic excellence, underpinned by our core values of Respect, Aspiration, Determination and Independence.”

 At Reddish Vale High School we operate a two week, 50 lesson, timetable cycle.   All lessons are 1 hour duration.

This gives pupils the opportunity to achieve their full potential, and make as much progress as possible.

Year 7 and 8 Curriculum Overview

The following subjects are taught across Year 7 and Year 8:

Pupils are taught in mixed ability form groups for Music, PE, Drama, Art, Ethics & Morality, Citizenship, PSHE, and Technology.  Pupils are placed in ability groups across two equal bands for all other subjects.

MFL – In Year 7 this is either Spanish or German, in Year 8 this is French or German

Year 10 Curriculum Overview

Year 11 Curriculum Overview

At Key Stage 4 pupils are guided to follow one of 4 curriculum pathways, enabling students of all abilities, aptitudes and interests to achieve and be highly successful.

For each pathway, pupils will follow both a core compulsory curriculum, as well as selecting 4 options from a wide range of subjects (depending on their chosen pathway).

All pathways are designed to enable pupils to achieve 9 or more GCSE passes or equivalent with the highest grades on the 9-1 grading system accessible to all our pupils.

Pupils have the opportunity to select courses directly suited to their interests and aspirations which, in turn, promotes high standards of achievement.



An academic GCSE route leading to the English Baccalaureate with the option to study computer science as a GCSE.



An academic GCSE route leading to the English Baccalaureate



Combines academic GCSEs with a limited number of vocational courses



Combines academic GCSEs with vocational course with increased time allocation to consolidate learning.

For further information on all subjects taught during year 10 and 11 please see the information booklets below. Detailed curriculum statements by subject can be accessed through the links to the left of this page.  Detailed information on the syllabi for the KS4 courses can be found on the relevant awarding body websites (see links below).





For additional information about the subjects and courses available at RVHS, simply contact the school if you have any subject specific queries.