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Year 9 – Curriculum

It is crucial that our young people develop the essential learning skills, resourcefulness and sense of self-worth that they will need in the ever-changing world of life and work ahead. Our curriculum therefore is one which continually evolves, combining a commitment to students’ personal development with the demands of academic rigour.  Students study a broad range of subjects for as long as possible but do choose some personalisation in year 9. The table below shows the amount of time given to each subject over the course of a week in year 9. Students choose three personalised options.

English 3.5
Mathematics 3
Science 3
Art Personalised option - 2 hours
Dance Personalised option - 2 hours
Design Technology (DT) Personalised option - 2 hours
Drama Personalised option - 2 hours
Food and Textiles Technology (FTT) Personalised option - 2 hours
French and German / Spanish 3 for one language, personalised option to continue the second language- 2 hours
Geography 2
History 2
ICT Personalised option - 2 hours
Music Personalised option - 2 hours
Physical Education (PE) 2
Religious Education (RE) 0.5

Towards the middle of year 9 students choose their GCSE options ready for year 10.  They have four choices, although one of them is restricted to our extended core subjects of triple science, history, geography, languages and computing. Learning for GCSE options begins in the September of year 10.

More details of the curriculum in each subject area can be found in our subject websites that can be accessed here.

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