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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 2020-21

Blocks are built around student choices.

Year A B C D
Year 10 Business Studies Business Studies Art Art
Computing Child Development Business Studies Design Technology
Drama Construction Geography French
Design Technology French History Geography
Food Preparation German Media Studies Media Studies
History Geography Sport Development Music
Media Studies History   PE
PE ICT    
Year 11 Business Studies Art Art  
Drama Business Studies Business Studies  
Design Technology Child Development Computing  
Food Preparation Computing Construction  
Geography French History  
Media ICT Media  
Sports Development Media Music  
    PE  

 

KS5 Option Blocks in 2019-20

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.

Year   A B C D E Overview
Year 12   History Chemistry Biology Further Maths Art Students choose three options from the blocks
A Music Economics Computing Media Studies Maths
  Psychology Geography English Literature Government and Politics Sociology
Year 13   Computing Art Physics Chemistry English Literature Students choose three options from the blocks
A History Biology Psychology Further Maths Maths
  Sociology German   Law  
    Economics   Media Studies  
    Theatre Studies      
B Business Studies BTEC   Media Studies   Students complete BTEC plus one of Option D
  Geography