Our student-centred curriculum is designed to engage learners and promote a love of learning beyond the curriculum. It aims to lead to positive outcomes for all students, helping them develop as individuals and work towards future aspirations, whilst engaging them in the learning process. Our curriculum strives to offer the flexibility needed to address a student’s particular or additional needs in a creative way.
In years 7 and 8, students experience the full range of subjects, giving them a broad and balanced foundation for their learning. They are already involved in shaping their curriculum through the choice of modern foreign language studied and are able to opt to study a second language in year 8.
In year 9 students are encouraged to influence their own learning further, by making choices in some curricular areas with the aim of increasing their motivation. This prepares them for the process of opting for the courses to study towards external examinations in years 10 and 11. We want students to realise their full potential and they are guided through choosing the best four subjects for them to study, in addition to the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and PE.
In the sixth form, students following a level 3 course (A levels and equivalent) will usually opt for 3 subjects. They are supported by the sixth form team to choose an individual programme of study, which will give them the best chance of success, enjoyment and future opportunities. We also offer a one year course for students, who need to retake Maths and/or English.
For further information about the curriculum, contact Mrs Waring, the deputy head teacher responsible on firstname.lastname@example.org
|French or Spanish||2||History||2||Drama||1|
|Extra Literacy for some in lieu of 1 Hi & 1 Gg||Resistant Materials & Citizenship carousel||1|
|French or Spanish (as studied in Year 7)||2||History||2||Geography||2|
|Resistant Materials/Creative learning
|1||IT /Food technology carousel||1||Music||1|
|Philosophy||1||MFL 2/Literacy 2 for some|
(2 periods each) from:Choice of 5 options (Humanities, Technology, Expressive Arts, Languages)
|History||Geography||History and Geography|
|Art and Drama||Drama and Music||Spanish||French|
|Textiles||Food Technology||Food Technology and Textiles||Design Technology||Food Technology & Design Technology|
Choice of 4 options
|Art and Design||Photography|
|Health and Social Care||Food Preparation and Nutrition|
|History||Design & Technology|
|Music||Hospitality and catering|
Continue with 4 option choices from Year 10
|Art and Design||Music|
|Business||Philosophy and Ethics|
|Health and Social Care||Spanish|
|Creative iMedia||Hospitality and catering|
|Media Studies||Design & Technology|
|Photography||Food Preparation and Nutrition|
YEAR 12 AND 13: courses running at Caludon Sept 2019
|Art||AS&A||12/13||Core Mathematics||AS only||12|
|Chemistry||AS&A||12/13||Music BTEC level 3||BTEC||12/13|
|Geography||AS&A||12/13||Sport BTEC level 3||BTEC||12|
|History||AS&A||12/13||Travel and Tourism||BTEC||12/13|
Full-time students need 540 hours during the year. As well as subject lessons, this includes:
Tutor time, mentoring, assembly, enrichment (students do 25 hours during Year 12), exam revision, Skills lessons and a week’s work experience.
Students in year 12 all do one hour a week of Skills, which includes skills for sixth form study; current affairs and developing cultural capital and the opportunity to do a MOOC or an EPQ.