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The Curriculum


 

 

The Curriculum

Our pupils experience a rich and personalised curriculum which recognises their individual talents and interests and provides them with the skills, qualifications and self-confidence they need to fulfil their ambitions.

Our aim is for pupils to be equipped with the academic and social skills to become lifelong learners and valued members of their own and the wider communities.

We know that starting a new school can be both exciting and daunting. At Fearns we ensure the transition from primary to secondary is a smooth and positive experience. To make sure that your children, our pupils, feel secure, safe and appreciated we:

• have small form groups.

• attach Year 11 Prefects to Year 7 forms to help them settle in.

• closely monitor the progress and development of each individual and report regularly upon this.

• provide opportunities for Form Tutors and Pupil Development Leaders to meet with individual pupils and parents to review all aspects of progress.

• listen to the views of pupils and parents to ensure the Fearns experience is rewarding and exciting and enables every pupil to reach their potential. We have a formalised Pupil Voice group and a Parental Forum which have frequently calendared meetings.

At Fearns we offer a full, broad and balanced curriculum and believe in giving pupils opportunities to extend and enrich their learning beyond their classrooms.

Pupils are actively encouraged to participate in the many clubs and activities that are on offer throughout the year in most curriculum areas. These include field trips, after-school and lunchtime clubs, off-site activities within the community and beyond, IAG drop-ins, progress clubs, etc.

We operate a two week timetable and have 5 one-hour lessons per day with the exception of Wednesdays. On Wednesday of each week we have 4 one hour lessons and form tutorial for 30 minutes.

 

Key Stage Three Curriculum

 

At Key Stage 3 pupils are generally grouped according to ability and prior attainment.

All pupils follow a common curriculum.

In Years 7-9 all pupils study:

English

Modern Foreign Languages

Mathematics

Art and Design

Science

Music

Design and Technology

Physical Education

Information and Communication Technology

Religious Education

History

Drama

Geography

PSHE

Literacy

 

 

Curriculum Model for KS3

Please see breakdown of subjects and the number of one hour lessons allocated over the fortnight for each Year Group:

 

 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

7

7

7

Maths

7

7

7

Science

6

6

7

History

2

2

3

Geography

2

3

2

RE

2

2

2

Modern Foreign Languages

4

4

4

Technology

4

4

4

Art

2

2

2

Performing Arts (Music and Drama)

4

3

3

Literacy

1

1

0

PE

4

4

4

ICT

2

2

2

PSHE

1

1

1

 

 

 

Key Stage Four Curriculum

At Key Stage 4 all pupils study a core curriculum of English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, PSHE, Physical Education and Religious Education.

 

Options:

In addition, they choose an option subject from the following range of subjects:

History, Geography, Spanish, French or Skills for Working Life.

Pupils then select 3 subjects from the range of subjects below:

GCSEs: Art and Design, Art Textiles, Triple Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, IT and Design and Technology.

BTECs: Sport, Performing Arts and Child Development.

As part of the Core PE Curriculum pupils have the opportunity to complete the Sports Leader Qualification.

Curriculum Model for KS4:

Please see breakdown of subjects and the number of one hour lessons allocated over the fortnight for each Year Group:

Core Curriculum:

Subject

Year 10

Year 11

English Language and English Literature

8

7

Mathematics

7

7

Science Core and Additional

9

8

RE

1

2

PSHE

1

2

PE

2

2

 

 

Option Subjects:

Pupils select 4 Option Subjects in total and therefore have 20 periods of their chosen subjects over the fortnight.

For further information please contact Mrs Panteli, Deputy Headteacher Teaching and Learning.