The Curriculum

For further information on the curriculum, please contact the relevant faculty leader or Mrs. K Wade, kwade@cliftonschool.org.

Year 7

Students who require additional Literacy will not study ICT and have an extra Literacy lesson and students who require additional Numeracy will not study Spanish and will have an extra Numeracy lesson.

SubjectEnglishMathsSciencePE/
Dance
MFL/
Interv
ention
ArtMusicDramaDT/FoodHistoryICTPSHE
Lessons per week332221112111

Year 8

Students who require additional Literacy will not study RE and have an extra Literacy lesson and students who require additional Numeracy will not study Spanish and will have an extra Numeracy lesson.

For students who need more support, their timetables will be personalised further as required.

SubjectEnglish MathsSciencePEMFL x2 (or Intervention) plus 2 from Art, Drama, Dance, ICTMusicDT/FoodHistoryGeographyPSHE
Lessons Per Week3322(2) + 1 + 112111

Year 9

During year 9, with the help of their teachers and parents, pupils choose some of the subjects they are going to study for the following two years. An additional meeting for parents and pupils about subject options is held and you will have the opportunity to talk with the subject specialists about how to make the best choices.

Once they have made their choices, each pupil is interviewed by an experienced member of staff to make sure they have chosen wisely.

SubjectEnglish MathsSciencePEMFL x 2 (or intervention x 2) plus 1 or no MFL, so 2 from Art,Drama, Dance, ICT, MusicDT/FoodHistoryGeographyPSHE
Lessons Per Week33322+22111

Year 10

During year 11, pupils will be following their chosen courses and prepare for GCSE examinations and/or vocational qualifications. At present all pupils continue to study English, Maths, Science and Physical Education. They can then choose from a wide range of GCSE and vocational qualifications that will lead to the best possible outcomes for them.

For further information on the curriculum, please contact the relevant faculty leader or Mrs. K Wade, kwade@cliftonschool.org.

SubjectsEnglishMathsSciencePEPSHEOption 1Option 2Option 3Option 4
Lessons Per Week433112222
Option 1Option 2Option 3Option 4
Child Development
Dance
Drama
Engineering
Psychology
Textiles
Art & Design
Business
Child Development
Construction
Dance
Food
History
Psychology
Eng as 2nd Lang
Child Development
Computer Science
Engineering
Spanish
Geography
History
Spanish
Triple Science
Hair and Beauty
Geography
Graphics
ICT
Music
PE
Resistant Materials
Level 1 – Creative Craft

Year 11

During years 10 and 11, pupils will be following their chosen courses and prepare for GCSE examinations and/or vocational qualifications. At present all pupils continue to study English, Maths, Science and Physical Education. They can then choose from a wide range of GCSE and vocational qualifications that will lead to the best possible outcomes for them.

For further information on the curriculum, please contact the relevant faculty leader or Mrs. K Wade, kwade@cliftonschool.org.

SubjectsEnglishMathsSciencePEOption 1Option 2Option 3Option 4
Lessons Per Week43322222

Option Blocks 2015 

Block A Block B Block C Block D
Drama Art & Design Geography Child Development
Media Business History Expressive Arts
Engineering Spanish Spanish ICT
Graphics Construction Triple Science * Media
Health & Social Care Sociology * French Music
Textiles Dance Religious Studies
Child Development Hospitality Resistant Materials
Art & Design Health & Social Care
Photography
 

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Key Stage 4 Courses

We currently offer the following courses at Key Stage 4 (please note vocational courses may change for the next academic year):

Course Qualification Type
Art and Design GCSE
Business Studies GCSE
Child Development GCSE
Computer Science GCSE
Construction GCSE
Dance GCSE
Drama GCSE
Engineering GCSE
English GCSE
Food and Nutrition GCSE
Geography GCSE
Graphics GCSE
History GCSE
ICT GCSE
Maths GCSE
Media GCSE
Music RSL
PE GCSE/BTEC
Psychology GCSE
Photography GCSE
Resistant Materials GCSE
Religious Studies GCSE
Science GCSE
Spanish GCSE
Textiles GCSE
Triple Science GCSE