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Marlwood School

Curriculum structure

 

Key Stage 3 

 

Students in Key Stage 3 will study English, Mathematics, Science, French, Geography, History, Religion and World Views, Art, Design & Technology, Drama, Music, Physical Education and PSHE. In Years 7, 8 and 9 students also have a full programme that supports literacy and numeracy through:

  • One Accelerated reader library lesson per fortnight.
  • Reading twice per week during tutor time (for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10).
  • Times Tables Rock Stars sessions.
  • Bedrock Literacy sessions.

 

 

 

Subjects

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Grouping

 

Hours per fortnight

 

Accelerated Reader

1

1

1

Mixed ability

Art

2

2

2

Mixed ability

Drama

2

2

2

Mixed ability

DT/Food

3

3

3

Mixed ability

English

6

6

6

Mixed ability

Geography

3

3

3

Mixed ability

History

3

3

3

Mixed ability

ICT 

2

2

2

Mixed ability

Languages:

French

5

5

5

Mixed ability 

Maths

7

7

7

Top stream plus mixed ability

Music

2

2

2

Mixed ability

PE

4

4

4

Gender grouping. Mixed ability

PSHE

2

2

2

Mixed ability

Religion and World Views

2

2

2

Mixed ability

Science

6

6

6

Mixed ability in Year 7 and 8

Set prior attainment in Year 9

 

Key Stage 4

 

Key Stage 4 Pathways Booklet

KS4 Subjects

Year 10

Year 11

Grouping

 

Hours per fortnight

 

English

8

8

Set 1 streamed

Set 2-4 mixed ability

History

5

Mixed ability

Geography

5

5

Mixed ability

Languages:

Year 10 French

Year 11 Spanish

5

5

Ability sets

 

Maths

7

7

Ability sets

Option Subjects

5

5

Mixed ability

Core PE

2

2

Gender groups

PSHE

1

1

Same as English

RE

2

2

Same as English

Science

10

10

Ability sets