Claremont High School Academy

 

 

Subjects

Our outstanding curriculum offers an exciting, rich, diverse and broad course of study, to help develop students’ skills for all aspects of learning. On several occasions throughout the year, the timetable is suspended to give students the opportunity to experience ‘deep learning’ in a range of subjects.

 

Progress 8 guide for parents

GCSE reforms and new grading system

  

Further information

Please email the school directly for further information concerning the curriculum

admin@claremont-high.org.uk 

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum by Year Group from September 2017

At Key Stage 3, pupils study a broad and balanced core curriculum. In year 9 pupils are offered ‘Early options’ where they select one creative subject to study through to Key Stage 4. More information concerning the Early Options is available in the Early Options Booklet.

A tutorial program is followed on a weekly basis within tutor groups. Additional PE/Sport is offered after school through the ‘Move it’ program.

The number in brackets indicates the number of hours allocated per two week timetable cycle.

 

Year 7

 

English (9), Maths (7), Science (6), History (4), Geography (2), Religious Education (2), Computing (2), Design Technology (3), Art (2), Music (2), Drama (2), Physical Education (4), French or German (1), Personal, Social & Health Education (1)

 

  

Year 8

 

English (9), Maths (7), Science (6), History (4), Geography (2), Religious Education (2), Design Technology (3), Art (2), Music (2), Drama (2), Computing (2), Physical Education (4), French or German (4), Personal, Social & Health Education (1)

 

Selected pupils are withdrawn from Languages for additional English support.

 

  

 

Year 9

GCSE Foundation Year - Core

English (10), Maths (8), Science (7), History (4), Geography (4), Religious Education* (4), Physical Education (4), French or German (4), Personal, Social & Health Education (1)

 

Early Optiona choice of one of the following subjects

Drama, Performing Arts, Music, Art, Design Technology,  Computing, Catering (4)

 

Selected pupils are withdrawn from Languages for additional English support.

 

 

  

Key Stage 4 Curriculum by Year Group from September 2017

 At Key Stage 4, all pupils study a core curriculum alongside their option choices that are decided on the basis of their progress at Key Stage 3 and their interests. The tutorial program continues on a weekly basis within tutor groups. More information concerning the Early Options is available in the KS4 Subject Guide

The number in brackets indicates the number of hours allocated per two week timetable cycle.

 

Year 10

Core

GCSE English (8), GCSE Maths (7), GCSE Religious Education (2), Physical Education (2)

GCSE Science & Additional Science (10) / Triple Science (15)

 

Option choices – one from each category

Languages (5)

GCSE German, GCSE French, Food, Creative iMedia

Humanities (5)

GCSE History, GCSE Geography, Support

Option A (5)

GCSE Art & Design, GCSE Catering, GCSE Design Technology, GCSE Computing, GCSE Drama, GCSE Music, Triple Science

Option B (5)

GCSE Business, GCSE PE, GCSE History, GCSE Geography , Triple Science

 

Year 11

Core

GCSE English (8), GCSE Maths (7), GCSE Religious Education (2), Physical Education (2)

 

GCSE Science & Additional Science (10) / Triple Science (15)

 

Option choices – one from each category

Languages (5)

GCSE German, GCSE French, Support / TBD

Humanities (5)

GCSE History, GCSE Geography, Support

Option A (5)

GCSE Art & Design, GCSE Catering, GCSE Graphic Products, GCSE Product Design, GCSE Drama, GCSE Music, GCSE History, GCSE Geography, Triple Science

Option B (5)

GCSE Business, GCSE PE, GCSE Computing, GCSE Sociology, Triple Science

 

 

Key Stage 5 Curriculum by Year Group from September 2017

All 16 to 19 students, whether studying academic or applied qualifications, are given the opportunity to take a study programme which reflects their prior attainment, education and career goals. Study programmes include substantial academic or applied qualifications; non-qualification activity including work experience; and the study of English and maths where students do not hold a GCSE graded A*-C in these subjects. Study programmes are focused on progression to the next level of education, a traineeship or apprenticeship, or other employment.

 

All level 3 (A level / AS level / Btec) courses are allocated 9 hours of teaching per subject in the two week timetable. All sixth form students have allocated hours of private study alongside an enrichment / tutorial program of study that is a requirement in the sixth form.

 

More information about the Sixth Form Curriculum can be found on the school website.

 

Year 12

Year 12 will normally study one subject from each column to study of 3 or 4 subjects. All subjects are two year courses.

 

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 at GCSE in English or Maths are required to continue these subjects in year 12.

 

Btec Business and Btec Applied Science are double subject studied in two columns.

Additional Btec course are subject to demand and availability of suitable staffing.

 

Option A (9)

Chemistry, Business Studies, English Literature, Maths, Psychology

 

Btec Double Applied Science

Option B (9)

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sociology, Economics, Geography, History, Further Maths

 

Btec Double Applied Science, Btec Double Business

Option C (9)

Art, Economics, Biology, Maths, Psychology, Theatre Studies, German

 

Btec Single ICT, (Btec Sport – TBD)

Option D (9)

Chemistry, Physics, History, RE, Maths, Psychology, Music

 

Btec Business single, Btec Double Business

 

Year 13

Year 13 will normally continue their studies from Year 12 in three subjects, although four subjects is available for the most able students.

 

Students who have not achieved a grade C at GCSE in English or Maths are required to continue these subjects in year 13.

 

Btec Business and Btec Applied Science are double subject studied in two columns.

 

Option A (9)

Biology, Chemistry, Business Studies, English Literature, Maths, Psychology, French

 

Btec Double Applied Science

Option B (9)

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Sociology, Economics, Geography, History, Further Maths

 

Btec Double Applied Science, Btec Double Business

Option C (9)

Accounts, Art, Economics, Biology, Maths, Psychology

 

Btec Single ICT

Option D (9)

English Literature, Chemistry, Physics, History, RE, Maths, Psychology

 

Btec Business single, Btec Double Business

 

 

Religious Education

Religious Education is compulsory throughout the school.

The approach used in the study of R.E. at Claremont High School Academy is one which emphasises the spiritual and sacred nature of all faith traditions and considers in breadth the major world religions to try to give students a better understanding of religion. All students study R.E. to GCSE level and a large number go on to study it at A-level.