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KS3 Curriculum

The Year 7 curriculum at Swanwick Hall School

Students follow the following subjects (number of lessons per week are in brackets)

  • English (3)
  • History (2)
  • Geography (2)
  • RE (1)
  • Computing (1)
  • Maths (3)
  • PE (2)
  • Technology (2)
  • Music/Drama (2) rotating each half term
  • Science (3)
  • Art (1)
  • French or Spanish (3)

The Year 8 Curriculum at Swanwick Hall School

Students follow the following subjects (number of lessons per week are in brackets)

  • English (3)
  • Maths (3)
  • Science (3)
  • History (2)
  • Geography (2)
  • RE (1)
  • Computing (1)
  • PE (2)
  • Technology (2)
  • Music/Drama (2) rotating each half term
  • Art (1)
  • French or Spanish (2)
  • Enrichment (1)

The Year 9 Curriculum at Swanwick Hall School

In Year 9, all students continue to have lessons in the following subjects.  The number of lessons per week is in brackets:

  • English (3)
  • Maths (3)
  • Science (3)
  • History (2)
  • Geography (2)
  • French or Spanish (3) (some students will be withdrawn and will follow the VIY project)
  • PE (2)
  • RE (1)
  • Enrichment (1)

For five lessons a week, students will be doing two subjects that they have chosen:

Choice 1: Year 9 mini-option (two lessons a week)

We ask students to choose one of the following subjects to study in Year 9:

  • Art & Design
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Product Design
  • Textiles

Choice 2: Year 9 early-option (three lessons a week)

We ask students to choose one of the following subjects to study in Year 9:

  • Astronomy
  • Enterprise
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Health & Social Care
  • Digital Information Technology
  • Japanese
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Performing Arts (Acting)
  • Sport
  • Statistics
Year 8 & 9 Enrichment

Students in Years 8 & 9 follow an enrichment programme for 1 period a week.  This takes place on a Friday afternoon P5.

The aims of the enrichment programme are as follows:

  • to broaden students’ learning experiences by offering activities that are not offered in the mainstream curriculum
  • to develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding, including the development of their leadership skills
  • to develop students’ interests and talents

We aim to recognise achievements in Enrichment activities through certification wherever possible.

Some of the courses offered will be full-year courses, others will be termly courses. At the start of each term, students choose the course they would like to follow.  We will implement a system to ensure that all students follow a range of courses across the year.

KS4 Curriculum

All students follow the following subjects:

  • English Language & English Literature
  • Maths
  • Combined Science

In addition, students make four other choices from one of the following two routes:

Route 1

Option 1: History or Geography

Option 2: French, Spanish or Japanese

Option 3: Choose one of:

  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Performing Arts (Acting)
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Media Studies
  • Health & Social Care
  • Sport
  • Digital Information Technology
  • Computing
  • Separate Science
  • Enterprise

Route 2

Option 1: History, Geography, French, Spanish, Japanese or Computing

Options 2 & 3: Choose two of:

  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Performing Arts (Acting)
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Media Studies
  • Health & Social Care
  • Sport
  • Digital Information Technology
  • Computing
  • Separate Science
  • Enterprise

Each option subject is studied for three periods a week in both Year 10 & Year 11.

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