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CURRICULUM

Sandbach School Curriculum

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 and Year 8) 2019-2020

In years 7 & 8 Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum. English and Maths is taught in ability groups whilst all other subjects are mixed ability groupings.

Subject

Hours per 10 day cycle

Year 7

Year 8

English

8

8

Maths

8

6

Science

6

6

MFL

4

4

Geography

4

4

History

4

4

Religious Studies

2

2

Technology

4

4

Art

2

2

Performing Arts

2

2

Music

2

2

IT

0

2

Physical Education

4

4

Qualifications Phase (Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11)

During the qualifications phase the vast majority of students follow a set of courses which lead to a Level 2 qualification. The core offer to individuals of English Language and Literature, Maths, Science and Games is supported by four optional courses. Within the combination of subjects available students will have the chance to study for the Ebacc qualification.

Students are provided with support during the options process ensuring they make informed successful choices.

English and Maths is taught in ability groupings whilst all other level 2 qualifications are delivered in mixed ability classes.

Subject

Hours per 10 day cycle

English and English Literature

8

Maths

8

Science

10

Option 1

5

Option 2

5

Option 3

5

Option 4

5

Games

4

Post 16 Phase

Post 16 Students follow a Level 3 study programme which has a core aim that is either academic or vocational. Study programmes for students involve a minimum of 540 guided learning hours, of which approximately 90% is core curriculum time. The remaining part of the study programme consists of developmental activities such as PSHCE, Work Experience and enrichment activities. Some students study a combination of vocational and academic aims, but their core aim will be determined by the relative proportions of the subjects that they study.

Hours per 10 day cycle

Subject

Y12

Y13

Option A

10

9

Option B

10

9

Option C

10

9

Option D

10

9

Enrichment / PSHCE

3

3

Work Experience

2

2

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