Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

The intent of our curriculum is to engage children in great learning, enable them to develop great character and provide opportunities for them to become great servant-leaders. These aims apply to every child, regardless of background, gender and prior attainment. The curriculum is knowledge-rich and gives students opportunities to apply and transfer this knowledge and communicate with others through strong literacy skills. It strives to equip all students with the tools required to actively develop a love of learning that will endure beyond the school gates.  Our values of wisdom, hope, community and dignity provide the framework for our curriculum design.

Curriculum Implementation

We operate a one week timetable with 5 lessons per day.  In addition, there are enrichment opportunities at lunchtimes and after school each day ranging from academic support to broader interests such as sport and the Arts.

We operate a 2 year key stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) and a 3 year key stage 4 (Years 9 – 11).  Our students make their option choices in Year 8. We believe that this gives them more time to develop the skills necessary to be successful in their chosen courses. Students choose from a variety of academic and vocational courses and all receive detailed individual advice and guidance to ensure that they choose the right options for them to provide them with a platform for further study.  Assessment in these courses takes place in a variety of forms including assignments during the course and public examinations at the end of Key Stage 4.

PSHE and Citizenship are taught through a series of calendared drop down days for each year group as well as through the tutor time program.  Further details and timings can be found on the PSHE webpage.

Sixth Form students choose from over 35 courses including A levels, Level 3 Applied courses and Level 2 courses.  Further details including the option blocks can be found on the Sixth Form web pages.

Design for each year group

Years 7 and 8

MathsEnglishScienceDesign TechnologyModern Foreign LanguagesComputer ScienceHumanities (Geography, History and Religious Studies)ArtsPhysical EducationTOTAL
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Years 9

The KS4 courses offered provide a firm foundation for future careers and further education. In particular, our courses are designed to be a natural stepping-stone to GCE AS/A2 Level qualifications and Vocational Subjects offered in our Sixth Form Centre. This ensures continuity and progression in learning at Emmanuel.

Students follow a core curriculum of:

English (Language and Literature,) Mathematics, Science, an EBacc option (Computer Science, Geography, History or Modern Foreign Language,) Religious Studies and core PE.

Students then have a choice of 2 further options including:

A second EBacc option (Computer Science, Geography, History or Modern Foreign Language,) Art & Design, Construction, Media, Drama, Computer Science, Food (Hospitality and catering), IT, Music, Music Technology, PE / Sport, Product Design, Textiles (Creative studies – craft), and Business Studies.

MathsEnglishScience (Combined or Triple)_Religious StudiesPhysical EducationEBaccOption 1Option 2TOTAL
2019-20204452133325

Years 10

MathsEnglishScience (Combined or Triple)Religious StudiesPhysical EducationEBaccOption 1Option 2TOTAL
2019-20205562122225

Years 11

MathsEnglishScience (Combined or Triple)Religious StudiesPhysical EducationEBaccOption 1Option 2TOTAL
2019-20204551133325

Details of courses offered at Key Stage 4

Art and Design / Fine ArtEdexcel GCSE
Business (*)AQA GCSE
Financial Literacy (*)LIBF Level 2 Certificate
Computer ScienceOCR GCSE
Creative Imedia/ICTOCR Level 1/2Cambridge National Certificate
DramaEdexcel GCSE
English LanguageAQA GCSE
English LiteratureAQA GCSE
GeographyEdexcel (A) GCSE
HistoryEdexcel GCSE
MathematicsAQA GCSE
Media StudiesWJEC GCSE
FrenchAQA GCSE
SpanishAQA GCSE
MusicAQA GCSE
Music TechnologyNCFE Level 2 Technical Award
PEEdexcel GCSE
BTEC SportPearson BTEC Level 1/2 First Award in Sport
Religious StudiesWJEC GCSE
BiologyAQA GCSE
ChemistryAQA GCSE
PhysicsAQA GCSE
Combined ScienceAQA GCSE
ConstructionYr 11 WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Planning and Maintaining the built environment Yr 9&10 WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Construction in the built environment
DT FoodYr 9 & 11 WJEC Level 1/2 Award in Hospitality and Catering Yr 10 AQA Food preparation & Nutrition
DT Product DesignYr 9 & 10 AQA Design & Technology Yr 11 NCFE level 2 certificate Creative Studies: Craft
DT TextilesYr 11 NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Creative Studies: Craft Yr 9&10 AQA Art Textiles
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