Curriculum

The Shevington High School curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.

The curriculum includes all the subjects we teach and the planned learning, which takes place in lessons. We regularly review the curriculum that our pupils experience. In doing so we aim to strike a balance between a broad, balanced curriculum and one that allows pupils to concentrate on their strengths and interests.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and 8)

When pupils start at the school they are taught a broad and balanced curriculum covering all the main subjects. There is a big focus on ensuring that Literacy and Numeracy skills form a part of every lesson and are developed by all teachers.

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum is a two year programme, pupils in Year 7 and 8 take the following courses:

Subject hours (per week)Year 7Year 8
4 hoursEnglish & MathematicsEnglish & Mathematics
3 hoursScienceScience
2 hoursSpanish, D&T, PE and HistoryFrench, D&T, PE and Geography
1 hourComputing, Music, Drama, RE, Art and GeographyComputing, Music, Drama, RE, Art and History

Key Stage 4 (Year 9, 10 and 11)

During Key Stage 4 (Year 9, 10 and 11), all pupils will follow a curriculum that is suited to their needs and interests. They will finish Year 11 equipped with a range of appropriate qualifications, skills and attributes to enable them to pursue their chosen path into further education or employment. The curriculum is divided into two parts, core curriculum and options – these are outlined below.

Core Qualifications all pupils work towards at Key Stage 4:

Subject hours (per week)Year 9Year 10Year 11
4 hoursEnglish,Mathematics and ScienceEnglish,Mathematics and ScienceEnglish,Mathematics and Science
3 hours3 hours per week for each option subject3 hours per week for each option subject3 hours per week for each option subject
2 hoursPhysical Education
1 hourPhysical EducationPhysical Education

Pupils can opt to study up to four of the following subjects.

In addition to the subjects in the Core Curriculum, pupils can select from the following range of courses:

English Mathematics Science

Triple Science Religious Education Design and Technology Computing Art Food and Preparation History Drama French Geography Physical Education Spanish Music Media Studies

 

All pupils follow a Tutorial and Personal Development course relevant to their age group. Citizenship, sex and relationship Education and RE is taught in PD.