Curriculum Overview

Student Agency is at the heart of everything we do.

Through our values and personalised approach to learning we expect students to achieve the highest academic excellence, recognise opportunities, have a positive view of challenge and dare to think in new ways-to be creative-realise that “Life is what I make it”

Core Values

  • All students are different and we allow them to personalise the pace, depth and ways of learning.
  • Students need challenging goals and to be held to clear requirements.
  • Education for life requires the knowledge, skills and chances to develop a broad range of personal skills.
  • Life is what you make it. Students need to understand they have to invest in their futures.
  • An ethic of excellence should underpin everything we do.

As a maintained school, we teach the latest National Curriculum as prescribed by the Department for Education. We offer a full range of National curriculum subjects, ensuring that each child follows a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum.

Our school timetable comprises of 25 one hour teaching periods per week for each year group.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and 8)

During the first two years at Shevington High School, pupils follow subjects according to the national curriculum. As well as the ‘core subject’ of English, Maths and Science, the students also study the ‘foundation subjects’ of Art, Computing, Design and technology, Drama, Humanities (History, Geography and Religious Education) languages ( French, Spanish or Mandarin) Music, Physical Education, together with Personal, Social and Health Education, Citizenship and Workshop.

Key Stage 4 (Year 9, 10 and 11)

In Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils work towards GCSE qualifications. They follow a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (Combined Science or Separate Science) Physical Education, Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship. Pupils have a choice of option subjects from a guided option scheme. We offer a range of GCSE courses but recognise some students require a personalised curriculum to meet their needs and alternative courses, including vocational qualifications.

Students choose three additional subjects from the following list;

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Creative I Media
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • Music
  • Mandarin
  • Religious Education
  • GCSE Physical Education
  • Media Studies
  • Spanish

Curriculum Time September 2019

A Summary of time allocations for each subject is shown in the table below.

Subject Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
English 4 4 4 4 4
Mathematics 4 4 4 4 4
Science 3 3 6 6 4
Art 1 1
Computing 1 1
Design and Technology 1 1
Drama 1 1
Religious Studies 1 1
History 1 2
Geography 2 1
Languages 2 2
Music 1 1
Workshop 1 1
Physical Education 1 1 1 1 1
PHSE 1 1 1 1
Option A 3 3 3
Option B 3 3 3
Option C 3 3 3
Option D 3

 

For further information regarding our curriculum please contact Mrs C Baggaley.