Beths
Grammar
School

Curriculum 2017/18

Year 7

All students follow a similar curriculum with a choice of a Modern Foreign Language being the difference in an individual’s personal timetable.

Art (2 periods per week) , Drama (1 ppw), English (3 ppw), Games/PE (3 ppw), Geography (2 ppw), History (2 ppw), Mathematics (3 ppw), Music (1 ppw), PHSCE (1 ppw), Religious Studies (1 ppw), Science (4 ppw), Technology (3 ppw).

Modern Foreign Language (4 ppw):  A choice between Chinese, French or Spanish.

Total:  30 ppw

Year 8

All students follow a similar curriculum apart from a further choice of a second Modern Foreign Language being the difference in an individual’s personal timetable.

Art (1 period per week), Computing (2 ppw), Design & Technology (3 ppw), Drama (1 ppw), Games/PE (3 ppw),  Geography (2 ppw), History (1 ppw), Music (1 ppw), PHSCE (1 ppw),    Religious Studies (1 ppw).

Modern Foreign Languages:  First Language from Year 7 (2 ppw)

Second Language (3 ppw):  A further choice from Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin or Spanish. 

Setting by Ability in English (3 ppw), Mathematics (3 ppw), Science (3 ppw).

Total:  30 ppw

Year 9

All students follow a similar curriculum apart from a choice of a Design & Technology, Computing or Economics as their early entry GCSE and two Modern Foreign Languages studied in Year 8 being the difference in an individual’s personal timetable.

Art (2 periods per week), Drama (1 ppw), Games/PE (3 ppw), Geography (1 ppw), History (2 ppw), Music (1 ppw), PHSCE (1 ppw), Religious Studies (2 ppw)

Modern Foreign Languages (4 ppw):  Each MFL is taught on 2 ppw.

Early Entry GCSE (3 ppw):  A choice between Computing, Economics or a Design & Technology – options include Electronics, Food, Graphics and Product Design.

Setting by Ability in English (3 ppw), Mathematics (3 ppw), Science (4 ppw)

Total:  30 ppw

Year 10

Students follow a core curriculum at GCSE  and have the option to choose subjects that personalise their curriculum.

The core curriculum includes English (4 ppw) set by ability, Mathematics (4 ppw) set by ability, a Modern Foreign Language studied in previous years (3 ppw), a Humanities which is either Geography or History (3 ppw), Games (2 ppw), PHSCE (1 ppw) and Religious Studies (1 ppw) which is completed as a GCSE at the end of the year.

The early entry GCSE started in Year 9 is completed at the end of Year 10.  (3 ppw)

Science is either offered as the Separate Sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught on 6 ppw and is set by ability.  This allows the individual to make one additional option choice for 3 ppw.

Or

Combined Science is taught on 3 ppw and this allows the individual to make two additional option choices for 6 ppw.

Additional Option Choices, each on 3 ppw are selected from: Art, Chinese, Computing, Drama, Economics,  French, Geography, German, History, Latin, Music, PE, Spanish .

Total : 30 ppw

Year 11 

Students continue to follow a core curriculum and their chosen options at GCSE.

The core curriculum includes English (5 ppw) set by ability, Mathematics (4 ppw) set by ability, a Modern Foreign Language studied in previous years (4 ppw), a Humanities which is either Geography or History (4 ppw), Games (2 ppw), PHSCE (1 ppw).

Separate Sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics continue to be taught on 6 ppw and is set by ability.  This allows the individual to continue with their one additional option choices for 4 ppw.

Or

Combined Science continues to be  taught on 3 ppw and this allows the individual to continue with  additional option choices for 8 ppw and not participate in PHSCE.

Additional Option Choices, each taught on 4 ppw continue from the previous year.

Total : 30 ppw

Year 12 & 13

Students opt for one of two pathways.

Pathway 1:  4 A Levels

Pathway 2:  3 A Levels plus an enrichment such as the EPQ or an AS Level.

Subject Choices are made from a list of over 30 subjects detailed in the Sixth Form Prospectus.

Entry requirements for each course are also detailed there too.

Each Advanced course is taught  on 6 periods per week with the remainder of the time designated to directed study and enrichment options such as Games, Community work, Mentoring and Volunteering.