Curriculum

Information about our Key Stage 3 curriculum

Information about our Key Stage 4 curriculum

Information about our Post Sixteen curriculum can be found here.

Walbottle Campus aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. The courses are arranged to give the most appropriate, exciting and effective education possible to young people. All Walbottle Staff are at the cutting edge of modern teaching and regularly attend courses to constantly develop education skills and knowledge of their subject area.

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum is designed around two mixed ability bands (X&Y). There are four blocks in each group.

Maths are set by ability, there has been an increase in the curriculum time to allow for the depth of the curriculum and to ensure that the skills are embedded to enable future progression.

PE and Performing Arts follow a personalised specific programme of study which includes a combination of Disciplines dependent on interest and skills

English, Humanities Science and MFL are grouped by mixed ability, again English has an increased the curriculum time to allow for the depth of the curriculum and to ensure that the skills are embedded to enable future progression.

Art and technology incorporate a curriculum designed around developing creativity and embedding the skills required in the technology subjects. Students complete half a year in each discipline of technology. This is mixed ability.

The Personal, Social and Health Education program is delivered by the Progress Tutors three times a week and the topics, personalised to each year group, are launched during weekly assemblies. Both Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural and the promotion of British Values are included in the programs of study.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) covers the following traditional subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • RE
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Art & Design
  • Drama & Performing Arts
  • Design Technology
  • Food Technology
  • PE
  • ICT

The aim of the Key Stage 3 curriculum is to give students all the academic skills they will need in life, as well as personal skills that will allow them to make a valuable contribution to their community.

KS4 (Year 10 and Year 11)

The Key Stage 4 Curriculum incorporates the core subjects of English, Maths, Science as well as PE. In addition to this. Students choose four ‘Option’ subjects incorporating a wide range of subjects at either GCSE or BTEC level. Further details of these can be found here;

KS4 Progression Booklet

KS5 (Year 12 and Year 13)

The Key Stage 5 Curriculum enables students to further their progression through more specialised choices. Students can choose up to five level three courses. Further details of these can be found here;

KS5 Progression Booklet

KS3 Curriculum

Parent Guardian/Information

Students in Key Stage 3 study the following topics in years 7, 8 and 9: Mathematics, English, Science, Design Technology, Textiles, Food, Art, Spanish or French, Humanities, Performing Arts and Physical Education. In addition students in Year 9 also study Computing. All classes are taught in mixed ability settings apart from Mathematics which is taught in ability sets. Students are regularly assessed and staff will provide progress data six times a year in the core subjects and three times a year in the non-core subjects.

The Personal, Social and Health Education program is delivered by the Progress Tutors three times a week and the topics, personalised to each year group, are launched during weekly assemblies. Both Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural and the promotion of British Values are included in the programs of study.

Assessment Performing Arts

Assessment PE