Clevedon School

Clevedon School

Curriculum

Key Stage 3

All students follow a core subject entitlement of:

English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages (French or Spanish), Design and Technology, History, Geography, Religious Education, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education and Information Technology/Computing.

In addition in Year 7 students also study Dance and a course in Numeracy/Literacy Project Based Learning.

We introduce our Year 7 students to our curriculum through ‘The Elements’ approach which has been designed around the work of Martin Robinson and his book ‘Trivium 21stC: Preparing Young People For The Future with Lessons From The Past’. Here students work on 'activating and building knowledge, structuring and developing thinking and identifying and showing achievement’. This includes having a focused day in November around learning skills and ‘The Clevedon Way’.

Years 8 and 9 have an element of choice for 2 x 50 minutes periods a week introduced through a Curriculum Plus Option including the possibility of continuing with Dance, the opportunity to study a second language, extra ICT, Foundation Professional Cookery and Art of Business and Outdoor Leadership.

Year 9 students have the opportunity to take part in a STEM day in March as part of their curriculum.

Students in these years also have opportunities to take part in a wide range of extra curricular activities.

All students in Years 7 to 11 also follow a course of Learning Challenge (one lesson of 50 minutes) which covers a wide variety of topics. This includes Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education covering sex education. Aspects of this course are also covered in the school assembly programme.

A guide to the KS3 Curriculum Levels used in school reports is available below for your reference.

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Key Stage 4

At KS4, students follow a core curriculum of:

English, Mathematics, Science – Core/Additional Science, OCR National Science or Triple Science, Religious Studies (Short or full course GCSE) and Core PE (non examined).

Students also choose to follow four subjects from the following GCSE and BTEC range:

Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, DT - Graphics, DT - Product Design, DT - Textiles, French, Geography, German, Health & Social Care, History, ICT - European Computer Driving License, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Sport CN.

All students in Years 7 to 11 also follow a course of Learning Challenge (one lesson of 50 minutes) which covers a wide variety of topics. This includes Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education covering sex education. Aspects of this course are also covered in the school assembly programme.

Details of the course offer can be found below.

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Key Stage 5

In the Sixth Form we offer a variety of learning pathways to our students and details of these individual courses can be found in the Course Guide.

Resit classes in English and Maths GCSE can be studied at the same time as other learning routes.

An alternative pathway is for students to work towards a BTEC First in Year 12 in Business – a qualification which equates to 2 GCSEs, which would then allow access to more advanced A Level courses in the following years.

Our students also take part in a weekly foundation lecture programme in addition to Sixth Form assembly which covers a wide range of topics including values and morality. Students are able to complete the Extended Project and get involved in a wide range of sixth form extra curricular activities.

Sixth Formers have comprehensive careers/higher education advice/experience provided by a programme delivered by the Sixth Form Team.

Full detail of the curriculum we offer at KS5 (Sixth Form) is detailed in the booklets below.

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