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Curriculum Overview

Bishop Perowne aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to all students. The courses we offer are arranged to give the most appropriate, exciting and effective education possible.

Our curriculum is arranged into two stages;

  • Key stage 3: years 7 and 8
  • Key stage 4: years 9, 10 and 11
 

Key Stage 4 Option Pathways

Further details of the options on offer for September 2017 can be found here:
  

If you would like more information about our curriculum please email Mrs J Price pricej@bishopperowne.co.uk

Key Stage 3 curriculum (years 7 and 8):

In the core subjects of Maths and English, there has been an increase in curriculum time to allow for the new depth of the syllabus and to ensure that skills are embedded to enable future progress.

Performing Arts subjects carousel throughout the year so that all students experience Music, Drama, Dance and Art.

Technology subjects incorporate a curriculum designed around developing creativity and honing the skills required in the KS4 technology qualifications. Students complete a course of Food and Nutrition, Textiles and Resistant Materials.

Students will study one language throughout key stage three, all will study either French, German or Spanish.

The Personal, Social, Health and citizenship Education programme is delivered alongside the Religious Education syllabus. The topics are personalised to each year group and the programme of study supports both Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural and British Values.

Key Stage 4 curriculum (Years 9, 10 and 11):

The key stage 4 curriculum incorporates the core subjects of English Language and Literature, Maths, Combined Science, PE and RE.

PSHCCE is delivered through a series of drop down days across the three years.

Students are placed on one of four pathways enabling them to select the most appropriate options subjects and therefore maximise their progress.  

Summary of Bishop Perowne Curriculum Effective From September 2017
  National Key Stage 3 (11-14 years) National Key Stage 4 (14-16 years) Accreditation
Bishop Perowne Key Stage 3 (11-13 years) Bishop Perowne Key Stage 4 (13-16 years)
Subject  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
English M M M M M GCSE
English Literature M M M M M GCSE
Mathematics M M M M M GCSE
Science (Combined) M M M M M GCSE x2
Science (Biology)     O O O GCSE
Science (Chemistry)     O O O GCSE
Science (Physics)     O O O GCSE
Religious Education M M M M M GCSE
Geography M M C (see note 3) C (see note 3) C (see note 3) GCSE
History M M GCSE
French Y (see note 1) Y (see note 1) C (see note 4) C (see note 4) C (see note 4) GCSE
German C (see note 4) C (see note 4) C (see note 4) GCSE
Spanish C (see note 4) C (see note 4) C (see note 4) GCSE
Art M M O O O GCSE
Dance Y (see note 2) Y (see note 2) O O O GCSE / BTEC
Drama O O O GCSE / BTEC
Music O O O GCSE / BTEC
Physical Education (core) M M M M M Unaccredited
Resistant Materials M M O O O GCSE
Food and Cookery M M O O O NFCE
Textiles M M       Unaccredited
Computer Science M M O O O GCSE
ICT     O O O Cambridge National
Computing M M       Unaccredited
i-Media     O O O GCSE
Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship M M M M M Unaccredited
Business and Enterprise     O O O Cambridge National
Child Development     O O O Cambridge National
Performing Arts / Drama     O O O GCSE / BTEC
Performing Arts / Dance     O O O GCSE / BTEC
Sports Science     O O Cambridge National
Pyschology     O O O GCSE
Engineering     O O O GCSE
Creative Studies: Craft     O O O NCFE

Key

  • M = Studied by all pupils across both key stage 3 and 4 (Mandatory curriculum subjects)
  • O = Optional curriculum subjects as part of key stage 4
  • C = Conditional subject.  One or more of the pathway requirements need to be met
  • Note 1 = Students will study one language throughout key stage three, all will study either French, German or Spanish.
  • Note 2 = Performing Arts subjects carousel throughout the year so that all students experience Music, Drama, Dance
  • Note 3 = All students must select either History or Geography at KS4
  • Note 4 = All students have the opportunity to study a language at KS4 and for approx. 60% of students, a language at KS4 is compulsory.

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