Key Stage Three
Year 8 Options
The curriculum is developed in Key Stage 3 to help students achieve their potential. It has been designed to ensure that all students have the necessary skills to access the curriculum throughout their education. Reading, literacy and numeracy tests will identify where students may require additional support and will then be placed in groups to ensure that the most effective curriculum can be delivered.
For students who require extra support, well-established programmes of study will be delivered through continual assessment and delivered in smaller class groups. Students will also study the core subjects of Religious Education, Physical Education and Information and Communication Technology. Students will also be able to study a range of different design and technology disciplines.
Students who can demonstrate that they have good literacy and numeracy skills will be able to study a curriculum including the Arts, a Modern Foreign Language, Technology, Humanities and ICT as well as the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Physical Education and Religious Education.
PSHE is taught through the tutor group. In Key Stage 3 issues such as budgeting, personal values, friendship, tolerance and respect for other people’s dignity are taught.
Key Stage Four
Key Stage Four Handbook
All students will begin their GCSE or equivalent courses in core and optional subjects at the beginning of year 9. This will allow students to build on their interests and areas of the curriculum that they excel in. Students will be able study both academic as well as vocational courses. All students will continue to study English, Mathematics, and Science at GCSE or equivalent level. Information, creative technology, and Physical Education will also be studied.
During year 10 students will begin their controlled assessments for the courses they have studied throughout year 9. Controlled assessments can contribute a significant element towards a pupil’s final grade. These assessments are extended pieces of work that demonstrate understanding of key elements of the curriculum that will have been taught in year 9.
All students during their final year of GCSEs will focus on the examinations skills required to complete their courses. Students will be given support and guidance to perform to the best of their examination element.
PSHE is taught in specific lessons. In Key Stage 4 issues such as gambling, mortgages, RSE, alcohol and drug awareness are taught.
Key Stage Five
Pros6 - Sixth Form
Students who have achieved in Key Stage 4 will be given the opportunity to study for A levels and level 3 vocational courses. Prospect offers a wide range of courses that can lead to a wide variety of careers and university courses. Teaching and learning within Key Stage 5 is designed to promote self-study and independent learning whilst still providing a supporting framework that will help each learner achieve.
Students will also be encouraged to take a leading part in the School Council and take an active part to support younger learners.