Subject/other activity (e.g. enrichment)Hours per week for each subject/activity
KS3 & KS4
Years 7-9
Single Discipline Learning (English, Maths, Science)Discrete 5 hours
Applied Transdiscipline Learning (plus some single discipline workshops) incorporating Computer Science/IT, Geography, History, Art and Design/ Design and Technology, Music, Drama, RSHE, SMSC, Science and English. *Computer science GCSE will be taught through these assignmentsDiscrete 5 hours
Computer Science Workshops15 hours
Workshops (including MFL, Theatre, Music, Physical Education)2.5 hours (30 minutes per day)
‘TIP’ time each day (Thought for the Day, Information, Preparation for next Day/ Portfolio Review)Breakfast up to 30 minutes a day before school, enrichment up to 1 hour a day (not Friday)
Enrichment time: breakfast clubs will operate, and there will be a selection of after school enrichment activities(peripatetic music, sport, and others)Up to one hour a night
Online learning at home. All pupils will be given homework
Years 10-11
English5
Maths5
Physics2
Chemistry2
Biology2
MFL2
Two of: Geography/Art/History/Technology4
Theatre/Music/PE3
Project Based Learning using Twin motion, etc6
‘TIP’ time each day (Thought for the Day, Information, Preparation for next Day/ Portfolio Review)1 hour (10-20 minutes per day)
Enrichment time: breakfast clubs will operate, and there will be a selection of after school enrichment activities(peripatetic music, sport, and others)Breakfast up to 30 minutes a day before school, enrichment up to 1 hour a day (not Friday)
Online learning at home. All pupils will be given homework which will be preparation for the next day’s learning.Up to one hour a night
Years 7 to 11

All subjects will have computational thinking streaming through them, as part of the learning process in all subjects. All students will follow a broad and balanced curriculum resulting in the achievement of ten GCSE’s by the end of Year 11. 

Applied Transdiscipline Learning will be used in KS3 designed to ensure full curriculum coverage although at the same time demonstrating the inter-connectivity of different subjects. It is expected that students will sit the Computer Science GCSE at the end of Year 9.

  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Computer Science (probably examined end of Year 9)
  • Spanish
  • Two from:
    • Geography
    • History
    • Art and Design
    • Technology

The following electives will be taught in each Year group but not examined:

  • Theatre (This is essentially drama, however the aim is to develop both performance and production skills with students working together to develop, rehearse and produce a public performance)
  • Music performance and technology (Students will be involved in developing music using either traditional instruments or electronically resulting in performance)
  • PE

In Years 7 to 11 there will be 31.5 hours of teaching time a week, plus 1-2 hours of ‘TIP’ Mentoring time a week.

Every 6 weeks, so six times a year, there will be a whole week of testing and innovation. During these weeks student progress will be examined in each examination subject and innovation activities and design competitions involving people from digital industries will take place. Also, twice a year, all students will exhibit their digital portfolios of their very best work to their parents and mentor. During these weeks elements of the RSHE and RE National Curriculum requirements will also be delivered.

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