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The Hayesbrook School

Curriculum Vision

Curriculum Vision Statement and Plan 2016-2017

The policy of the school and the declared aims of all staff are:

To promote and celebrate excellence and achievement through:

  • The continued development of high quality learning and teaching leading to high achievement and progress over time.
  • The creation of a safe caring environment based on personal excellence, respect, inspiration, determination and equality of opportunity leading to outstanding behaviour.
  • The promotion of community cohesion, through the inclusion of the school and its students into the local, national and international community.
  • To ensure the impact of the specialisms across the school.

Curriculum Vision

Our vision is breadth and balance to deliver a curriculum that makes Hayesbrook students competitive in the job market, enriched and well versed in the core skills.

Delivering the vision

Maths, English and Science form the following percentages of curriculum time:

  • Year 7 = 44%
  • Year 8 =  44%
  • Year 9 =  46%
  • Year 10 = 56%
  • Year 11 = 57%

British values is incorporated within all subjects but especially in History, geography and in English.

Careers and Business education is compulsory for 1 hour per fortnight in Year 7, 8 and 9.  Years 10 -13 receive bespoke sessions through curriculum enhancement days, providing additional careers and work related learning experiences.

If you would like the information regarding the curriculum in a paper format, or further details about the curriculum and its content, please contact Miss Nelson, Vice Principal, on 01732 500600.

The Year 7 - 9 curriculum is taught in lessons of 60 minutes duration on a TWO WEEK timetable.


Year 7 Curriculum

Students have been placed in 5 teams and are taught in 3 groups.

There is one band in year 7. The maths setting is based on prior attainment at KS2 and determines the groups for maths, science and RE.  The English groups are mixed ability.  The English sets also determines the set students are in for the remaining subjects.

CORE

English
Mathematics
Science

8 Lessons
7 Lessons
7 Lessons

FOUNDATION

Art
Languages
Geography
History
Music
PE
Technology
ICT
Food Technology
Philosophy and Religion
Business Studies/Careers

2 Lessons
4 Lessons
4 Lessons
4 Lessons
2 Lessons
4 Lessons
2 Lessons
2 Lessons
1 Lesson
2 Lessons
1 Lesson

                                                                      TOTAL: 50 Lessons


Year 8 Curriculum

Students have been placed in 5 teams and are taught in 4 groups for most subjects.

CORE

English
Mathematics
Science

8 Lessons
7 Lessons
7 Lessons

FOUNDATION

Art
Languages
Geography
History
Music
PE
Technology
Food Technology
ICT
Philosophy and Religion
Business Studies

2 Lessons
4 Lessons
4 Lessons
4 Lessons
2 Lessons
4 Lessons
2 Lessons
1 Lessons
2 Lessons
2 Lesson
1 Lesson

TOTAL: 50 Lessons


Year 9 Curriculum

Students have been placed in 5 teams and are taught in sets as follows:

In the majority of subjects, the students are taught across 5 groups. 

CORE

English
Mathematics
Science

8 Lessons
7 Lessons
8 Lessons

FOUNDATION

Geography
History
PE
ICT
Business/Careers
Philosophy and Religion
Art
Languages
Technology
Music
Food

4 Lessons
4 Lessons
4 Lessons
2 Lessons
1 Lesson
2 Lessons
2 Lessons
4 Lessons
2 Lessons
1 Lesson
1 Lesson

TOTAL: 50 lessons


Years 10 and 11 Curriculum

Students are taught the core curriculum in 5 or 6 teaching groups, depending on the size of the year group.  All students will study science, mathematics, English and English Literature at GCSE level.  Most students have selected a further 3 GCSEs or BTECs from a number of option blocks. Students choose between the following optional subjects:

Year 10:

Option A

Option B

Option C

  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing Science
  • French
  • Spanish
  • BTEC Sport
  • BTEC Business
  • Art and Design
  • Geography
  • Performing Arts
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Sport
  • Graphics
  • History
  • Catering/Food Tech
  • Resistant Materials

CORE

English
Mathematics
Science

10 Lessons
8 Lessons
10 Lessons

FOUNDATION

Option A
Option B
Option C

6 Lessons
6 Lessons
6 Lessons

OTHER

PE

4 Lessons

TOTAL: 50 Lessons

Year 11:

Option A

Option B

Option C

  • BTEC Sport
  • ECDL
  • Computing Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Geography
  • History
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Sport
  • PE GCSE
  • History
  • Geography
  • Catering/Food Tech
  • Resistant Materials
  • Graphics
  • Graphics
  • BTEC Business
  • BTEC Art
  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Spanish

CORE

English
Mathematics
Science

11 Lessons
9 Lessons
10 Lessons

FOUNDATION

Option A
Option B
Option C

6 Lessons
6 Lessons
6 Lessons

OTHER

PE

4 Lessons

 TOTAL: 52 Lessons

A small group of students follow a vocational course at West Kent College.


Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Students follow BTEC and OCR Level 3 courses or ‘A’ levels, dependent upon their GCSE results.  Most students are expected to study 3 subjects. 

As part of its Sports College status, the school now runs a Pro Soccer Academy in the sixth form, where students can access professional coaching.  This allows students to train regularly with top level coaches, whilst studying for their ‘A’ levels and BTECs.

BTEC / Vocational

Business Studies

Sport

OCR Cambridge Technical ICT

 

or

or

 

9 Lessons

AS/A2

Geography

History

Mathematics

Product Design

Biology

Physics

Chemistry

 

or

or

or

or

or

or

 

10 Lessons

Additional Studies

Pro Soccer

Extended Project

English and Maths Level 2 resits

Tutorial

 

 

3 sessions per week

1 hour per week

2 hours per week

1 session of 15 minutes per day


Enrichment Afternoon (every Thursday 3pm – 3.50pm)

The Enrichment afternoon allows Key Stage 3 students to experience a variety of activities outside of their normal timetabled lessons.  It has been designed to give students the opportunity to broaden their personal, social, moral, cultural and spiritual development and to undertake extra sport. 

Examples of activities include ski-ing, golf, Young Sports Leaders, sports clubs, cycling, woodwork, reading, art clubs, cooking, cross-country, fitness training, Air-Fix model making, language clubs, and swimming.

The activities run in 12 week blocks allowing students to choose three activities to take part in throughout the year.

Key Stage 4 GCSE students receive an additional hour of English and Science teaching on alternative weeks.