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    College Curriculum

    We aim to offer a curriculum that will allow all children to succeed and enjoy their time at school, whilst discovering new interests. The curriculum looks different in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) to Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11).  In both key stages, the curriculum comprises sixty lessons of 50 minutes each fortnight. In addition, we have made some exciting changes to the curriculum for year 9 in 2016/17.

    The structures are detailed below.

    If you have any further questions regarding our curriculum, please contact Miss Carly Young (Deputy Headteacher ) at cyoung@robertsbridge.org.uk


    Key Stage 3

    Key Stage 3 is covered in two academic years and will look like this for Years 7 and 8:

    • English                                                    9 LESSONS
    • Maths                                                      8 LESSONS
    • Science                                                   9 LESSONS
    • Computing                                           2 LESSONS
    • Modern Foreign Languages       6 LESSONS
    • Design Technology                          4 LESSONS
    • Art                                                             3 LESSONS
    • Drama                                                     2 LESSONS
    • Music                                                       2 LESSONS
    • Geography                                            3 LESSONS
    • History                                                    3 LESSONS
    • Independent Learning                   1 LESSON
    • PSHE                                                        1 LESSON
    • Religious Education                        2 LESSONS
    • Physical Education                          5 LESSONS

    Key Stage 4


    During Year 8, pupils make their GCSE option choices and Key Stage 4 begins at the start of Year 9. Most GCSE courses will be completed over three years, and some in two years with extension courses to follow. The compression of Key Stage 3 allows a much richer curriculum to be offered to our students in 
    Key Stage 4 (Year 9)


    For the first time in 2016/17, Year 9 pupils will study a core curriculum plus four optional subjects. For the vast majority of pupils, we encourage the study of a language and a humanity subject as two of their option choices. A very small number of pupils will study for an ASDAN qualification in place of a language and humanity subject. Pupils are then able to choose two other ‘free choices’. The core curriculum is shown below:

    • English                                                     10 LESSONS
    • Maths                                                       10 LESSONS
    • Science                                                    12 LESSONS
    • PSHE/Religious Education          1 LESSON
    • Physical Education                           3 LESSONS

    Pupils then choose one subject from each of the four columns below to make up the rest of their curriculum. Each of the optional subjects is studied for six periods per fortnight and leads to a GCSE qualification (unless otherwise stated).

    History German Art & Design Art& Design
    Spanish History Drama Physical Education
    French Spanish Religious Education Food Technology
    Geography French Physical Education Computing
      Geography Design Technology Business Studies
        Food Technology Drama
        Music Dance (BTEC)


     

    Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)


    In Years 10 & 11, pupils study a core curriculum and then choose three optional subjects to complete their curriculum. The core curriculum is shown below:

    • English                                      12 LESSONS
    • Maths                                        10 LESSONS
    • Science                                     12 LESSONS
    • Computing                             2 LESSONS
    • PSHE                                         1 LESSON
    • Religious Education          2 LESSONS
    • Physical Education            3 LESSONS

    Pupils then choose three subjects from the list below to make up the rest of their curriculum. Each of the optional subjects is studied for six periods per fortnight and leads to a GCSE qualification (unless otherwise stated). The subjects are blocked and so it may not be possible to study any three – please contact Miss Young if you have any queries: cyoung@robertsbridge.org.uk 

    Art & Design Computing Dance (BTEC) Drama
    Food Technology French Geography Germna
    Graphics History Music Physical Education
    Resistant Materials Spanish Textiles