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Curriculum

The Curriculum at George Pindar School

What is the Curriculum?

The curriculum at George Pindar School is key to the development of the whole child. Whilst each student covers subjects as listed below, the essential thread throughout each lesson every day is to stretch, challenge and enthuse every student to give their very best and develop a passion for future life.

At George Pindar School, every student is truly known and often individually tailored programmes are developed to maximise their individual potential.

Beyond the classroom students experience wider opportunities through taking part in numerous extra curricula activities, community events, school performances and trips both at home and abroad.

Curriculum aims:

  • To offer all students a broad, balanced and rich experience which will equip them to succeed in a rapidly changing world.
  • To create the conditions in which all students can grow and develop resilience and creativity.
  • To develop thoughtful, responsible, informed members of the local, national and international community.
  • To maximise outcomes for students so they are well placed for the next stage in their education, employment or training.

Key Stage 3 – Year 7 & 8

The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to build on the learning experiences that students had in their primary schools.  In addition to learning the specialised subject knowledge required to progress through secondary education, students have the chance to develop learning and thinking skills and subject specific skills. We ensure our Key Stage 3 curriculum allows time for creativity both in individual subjects and across the curriculum while providing a broad and balanced education which prepares them for key stage 4.

Key Stage 4 – Year 9-11

Pathways are introduced at Key Stage 4 to ensure that students continue to follow a broad and balanced curriculum that is suited to their individual needs.  We want every student to finish Year 11 with a complete set of Level 2 qualifications to take them on to their next stage whether this is employment, training or Post 16 study.  To give all students the greatest chance of success, we offer four pathways where students can opt for the traditional academic route or a more applied or vocational course. In addition to this, students have the opportunity to study a range of qualifications alongside students at Graham School as part of our shared curriculum offer at key stage 4.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Subject

Hours per week

Subject

 

 English

 4

 English

Y9 5; Y10 4; Y11 5

 Maths

 3

 Maths

Y9 4; Y10 5; Y11 4

 Science

 3

 Combined Science

Y9 5; Y10 5; Y11 4

 French

 2

 PE

2

 History

 2

 PSHCE

1

 Geography

 2

 4 Option subjects from the list below  (GCSE unless otherwise stated)

2 hours each

 Pe

 2

 Art

 Health & Social   Care (Camb Nat)

 Art

 1

 Child Care (CASH) 

 History

 Computer Science

 1

 Computer Science *

 Hospitality &   Catering

 Design &   Technology

 2

 Construction  (EDUQAS)

 Music

 Music

 1

 Creative I Meida 

(CAMB Nat)

 Photography *

 Drama

 1

Dance *

 Physical Education (BTEC)

 PSHCE

 1 

 Design & Technology

 Psychology *

  

Engineering (EAL Level ½)

 Religious Studies *

 French 

 Retail in Business

 Geography

 Triple Science

 Hair & Beauty   (VCert)

 

 

*Subjects delivered at Graham School