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Curriculum

The Priory Academy LSST  - Curriculum Pathway 2014/15

At Key Stage 3 we provide a broad range of subjects for our students to follow. This ensures students are well prepared for the subjects they may choose to study at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. The emphasis for Key Stage 3 is on mastering the core skills and academic understanding that will enable students to be confident successful learners in the future.

Curriculum Model 2014/15

 

Year 7

Lessons per week

Year 8

Lessons per week

Mathematics

3

3

English

3

3

Science

3

3

MFL

3

3

Geography

1

2

History

2

1

Technology

2

2

Physical Education

2

2

RE

1

1

ICT

1

1

Drama

1

1

Music

1

1

Art

1

1

Trivium

1

1

As an Academy we produce Curriculum handbooks for all year groups, along with a homework timetable and the curriculum topics covered each module in Year 7, 8 and 9.

The below link takes you to the area on the website with such documents.

Website Link - Curriculum Guidance

Year 9

The subjects covered in Year 9  are similar to Year 7 and 8. Never the less students start on their GCSE language option in year 9 and encounter GCSE content throughout other subjects.

During this year students will be asked to make further GCSE option choices. There will be support for and consultation with parents/students during this process.

Years 10 and 11

Key Stage 4 learning is personalised to take account of students’ individual skills and interests, as well as the progress they have made at Key Stage 3. Our focus at Key Stage 4 is to provide a curriculum for students which will provide them with the qualifications and experiences they need to progress onto a wide range of further study, employment and/or training destinations. 

All our Key Stage 4 students study a core EBacc curriculum of English, Maths, Science, MFL, Humanities as well as PE and RE. In addition, students are able to choose from a wide range of option subjects.

Assessment

Assessment for Learning is met on a daily basis throughout all lessons. It is embedded in classroom activities tailored to the needs of all students; teacher, peer and self-assessment of class and homework; valuable and constructive feedback; and challenging and stimulating lessons. Summative assessment takes place every module.  Your son/daughter will be given a formal assessment of their learning (this may be in the form of an end of topic test or a task designed to test their knowledge).

The flight path tables can be found at the end of this document and also in student day books. It shows the clear milestones pupils should be at, depending on individual starting points at Key Stage 2.

Module Grades & Reporting

You will be sent a Progress Report each module which will state your son/daughter’s target and teacher prediction at the end of Key Stage 4 based on current performance.

It will also state an effort level. You will be sent a written report which will provide more detailed feedback on your son/daughter’s attainment this year. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet subject teachers and discuss your son/daughter’s attainment on an individual subject level in the annual parent’s evening.

Understanding Module Grades

Progression

Nationally each student is expected to make a minimum of 3 Levels of Progress between Key Stage 2 (Year 6) and Key Stage 4 (Year 11). If your son/daughter achieved a Level 4 in their Key Stage 2 SATs, they will be expected to achieve minimum of Grade C in their GCSE subjects. As a school we set our targets on 4 levels of progress. Level 4 at KS2 would equate to grade B at GCSE.

KEY STAGE 2

SATs result

KEY STAGE 4

Predicted GCSE grade

Level 2

Grade D

Level 3

Grade C

Level 4

Grade B

Level 5

Grade A/A*

 

 

 

The Future

As mentioned earlier the national picture is one of significant and continuing change. All departments are adapting their curriculum offer for each subject area.

The key for us is to ensure that you are kept informed of the national developments and that  we make the best decisions for the students in the school.

We will keep you informed and look forward to working with you.

4 levels of Progress  - Flight Paths

 

KS2

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

GCSE

2c

2a

3b

F+

E

D-

2b

3c

3a

E-

E+

D

2a

3b

4c

E

D-

D+

3c

3a

4b

E+

D

C-

3b

4c

4a

D-

D+

C

3a

4b

5c

D

C-

C+

4c

4a

5b

D+

C

B-

4b

5c

5a

C-

C+

B

4a

5b

6c

C

B-

B+

5c

5a

6b

C+

B

A-

5b

6c

6a

B-

B+

A

5a

6b

7c

B

A-

A+

6c

6a

7b

B+

A

A*-

6b

7c

7a

A-

A+

A*

6a

7b

8c

A

A*-

A*+

Sixth Form

Students progress on to the Sixth Form where, again, there is a very wide choice of subjects.  Students typically study  four AS subjects in the Lower Sixth and then concentrate on three A2 subjects.  In addition, students can study for General Studies or the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).  More detailed information can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus.

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