Quick Links

Useful Links

Therfield School

Curriculum INTENT

Therfield Curriculum Overview – 2020-21

Our full Curriculum Policy can be found here: Therfield School Curriculum Policy 20-21

Intent

Therfield implements a curriculum model based on:

  • a broad and balanced curriculum; one which ensures students follow a wide range of subjects – from Sciences, Arts, Humanities, and Languages – for as long as possible,
  • a curriculum which keeps students options open and is led by student choice
  • a wider-curriculum which supports students’ personal development.
  • a curriculum that incorporates a range of qualification routes and is, where appropriate, supported by technical or vocational courses.

More specific details about the subject content taught in the different key stages can be found in the documents below or by contacting relevant class teachers and/or Subject Leaders.

Implementation

Key Stage 3

 

Hours taught per fortnight

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

8

7

7

Maths

7

7

7

Science

6

6

7

History

3

4

4

Geography

3

4

4

MFL

4

4

4

Computing

2

2

2

PE

4

4

4

Technology – Food

1

1

1

Technology – DT

1

1

1

Technology – Textiles

1

 

 

Music

2

2

2

Art

2

2

2

Drama

2

2

2

RS

2

2

1

PSHE

1

1

1

Key Stage 4

 

 

Hours Taught per fortnight

Subject

Notes

Year 10

Year 11

Core Curriculum:

English

Language and Literature

8

9

Maths

 

8

8

Science

Double award or Triple

10

10

Humanity

History or Geography

5

5

Core PE

 

2

2

RS

 

1

 

Options:

3 choices from:

  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • German
  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Child Development
  • Computing
  • Construction
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Preparation
  • ICT
  • Media
  • Music
  • PE
  • Sports Development

 

5 each

5 each

KS4 Option Blocks in 2021-22

Blocks are built around student choices.

A B C D

Year 10

(2021-2023)

Business Studies

Drama

Design Technology

Food Preparation

French

Geography

History

PE

Business Studies

Computing

Food Preparation

French

Geography

DIT

Media Studies

Music

Art

Business Studies

Child Development

Computing

Construction

French

History

Media Studies

Art

Design Technology

French

Geography

History

Sport Development

Year 11

(2020-2022)

Business Studies

Computing

Drama

Design Technology

Food Preparation

History

Media Studies

PE

Business Studies

Child Development

Construction

French

German

Geography

History

DIT

Art

Business Studies

Geography

History

Media Studies

Sport Development

Art

Design Technology

French

Geography

Media Studies

Music

PE

 

 KS5 Option Blocks in 2021-22

Blocks are built around student choices and timetables are augmented by the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification).

Year 12 subjects have 9 hours per fortnight, Year 13 have 8 hours per fortnight.

The majority of students will take three subjects.

A B C D E
Year 12 (2021-2023)

Biology

Further Maths

History

English Lit

Chemistry

Economics

Sociology

Business Studies

Physics

Psychology

Maths

Media Studies

Business Studies

Computing

Geography

PE

Govt & Politics

Year 13 (2020-2022)

Art

Business Studies

Economics

Maths

Psychology

Computing

English Lit

Further Maths

PE

Biology

Business Studies

History

Maths

Media Studies

Chemistry

Further Maths

Geography

Media Studies

 

Physics

Sociology

Theatre Studies