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Curriculum

Respect, Aspiration, Determination, Independence

Curriculum Introduction

We pride ourselves on providing our students with a curriculum which is broadbalanced and relevant to each of our learners.

The curriculum on offer is in line with the National Curriculum, however is flexible enough to allow individuals to follow their own bespoke programmes of study so that they can achieve the best possible outcome when they leave us. We have also ensured that an array of extra-curricular activities are on offer to enrich and supplement the main curriculum.

 

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

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

 

KS3 Curriculum Overview

The following subjects are taught across each year of the key stage:

English

Mathematics

Science

Geography

History

Computing

PE/Sport

Ethics and Morality (RE)

Art

Music

Drama

French or German

Cooking and Nutrition

Citizenship

 

 

Students are initially placed in mixed ability form groups and in ability groups for the rest of the curriculum.

 

 

 

   No. of periods across the two week cycle

Key Stage 3 Subjects

Yr 7 /8

 

Art

2

 

Drama

2

 

Cooking and Nutrition/Health and Social Care

2

 

English

7

 

Geography

4

 

History

4

 

Computing

2

 

Maths

7

 

Music

2

 

PE

4

 

Ethics and Morality

2

 

Science

6

 

Citizenship

2

 

Modern Foreign Language

4

 

Total

26

 

 

As students move through the school, setting becomes the norm enabling them to be set challenging and extending work; in line with their academic potential.

KS4 Curriculum Overview

At Key Stage 4 students 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, students will follow both a core compulsory curriculum, as well as selecting 3 or 4 options from a wide range of subjects (depending on their chosen pathway).

PATHWAY 1

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

PATHWAY 2

An academic GCSE route leading to the English Baccalaureate

PATHWAY 3

Combines academic GCSEs with a limited number of vocational courses

PATHWAY 4

Combined academic GCSEs with vocational course but students leave one option choice free for intervention.

 

All pathways are designed to enable students to achieve 9 or more A* - C (9-4 under the new grading system) GCSE passes or equivalent.

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

Key Stage 4 Compulsory Curriculum:   

Subject Timetable - Allocations:

The curriculum at Reddish Vale High School is designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. The school timetable is structured around 50 periods per two week cycle.                

 

   No. of periods in Years 10/11 per two week cycle

Key Stage 4 Subjects

All pathways

English

10

Maths

9

Science

9

Sport / PE

2

History Geography

5

MFL

5

Options

5

Total

50

 

For further information on all subjects taught during year 10 and 11 please see the information booklets below. Detailed information on the content of each course 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.