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Curriculum Overview

Bishop Perowne aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. 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 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 ad 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.

In years 7 and 8 students will experience the following subjects:

* English

* Maths

* Science

* History

* Geography

* French, Spanish or German

* Art and Design

* Drama

* Music

* Dance

* Resistant Materials

* Food Technology

* Textiles

* PE

* Computer Science


The KS3 curriculum is designed to support students in their choice of options as they transition to Year 9 and KS4.


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.  Links to the 2017 Option Pathway Booklets can be found below.

Option Subjects may include the following:

* French

* German

* Spanish

* Triple Science

* Geography

* History

* Computer Science


* Business And Enterprise

* Child Development

* Music

* Performing Arts

* Dance

* Drama

* Food and Nutrition

* Sports Science

* Art

* Psychology

* Engineering

* Textiles and Fashion

* Resistant Materials


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


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