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

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 KS4.

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

 

 

 

Year 8

 

English (9), Maths (7), Science (6), History (3), Geography (3), 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Selected pupils are withdrawn from Languages for additional English support.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, Graphic Design, Product Design,  Computing, Catering (4)

 

*RE – extra periods have been added this year with the possibility of entry to GCSE at the end of year 10.

 

Selected pupils are withdrawn from Languages for additional English support.

 

  

Key Stage 4 Curriculum by Year Group

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.

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, Extra English / RE, Language Support, Option Support

Humanities (5)

GCSE History, GCSE Geography

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

 

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, ECDL, Language Support

Humanities (5)

GCSE History, GCSE Geography, Language Support

Option A (5)

GCSE Art & Design, GCSE Catering, GCSE Graphic Products, GCSE Product Design, GCSE Performing Arts, 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

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.

 

Year 12

Year 12 will normally study one subject from each column to study of 3 or 4 subjects. All subjects are AS levels unless otherwise indicated. The option columns are based on the ‘best fit’ to the choices made by students on their initial application to the sixth form.

 

Students who have not achieved a grade C 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.

 

Option choices – one from each category

Option A (9)

Biology, 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)

Accounts, Art, Economics, Biology, Maths, Psychology

 

Btec Single ICT

Option D (9)

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

 

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 choices – one from each category

Option A (9)

Chemistry, Economics, Geography, History, Maths, Biology, Sociology, Art & Design

 

Btec Double Applied Science

Option B (9)

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, RE, Economics, French

 

Btec  Single ICT, Btec Single Business

Option C (9)

History, Chemistry, German, Psychology, Maths, Physics, Music Technology, Accounts, PE

 

Btec Double Business

Option D (9)

Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Further Maths, Geography, German, Maths, Psychology

 

Btec Double Business, Btec Double Applied Science

 

 

 

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.