Homewood School 45

Curriculum Overview

We offer a diverse and exciting curriculum, consisting of different pathways to help meet the individual needs and aspirations of our students.

The curriculum outlines the key knowledge and skills that students need to learn over their time with us in order to be successful; this will then drive what and how (pedagogy) we teach. A challenging curriculum will require students to think deeply about the subject and lesson content.

The sections below explore the key knowledge and skills that students need to learn and develop over time in Years 7 to 11 and the Sixth Form, broken down into terms or units. They are represented in the form of Knowledge Organisers.

Quality of Education

Curriculum

Curriculum, teaching and assessment are inextricably linked. When all three are aligned and of the highest quality, they should facilitate effective learning for all students, irrespective of their starting points. In turn, this should translate into all students making good progress and achieving strong academic outcomes.
This matters, because it gives students the best possible life chances.

Curriculum Organisation

Homewood operates a hybrid three Year Key Stage 3 and two Year Key Stage 4. Sixth Form course information is available here.

The school is committed to providing students with the broadest learning opportunities for as long as possible whilst maximising the huge range of subjects the school offers.


Key Stage 3
Year
Curriculum
College System
Year 7 Students follow a curriculum based on the national curriculum. Discovery College I College
Year 8 Students follow a curriculum based on the national curriculum. Discovery College I College
Year 9  Students follow a core curriculum and opt into foundation curriculum pathways. World, Arts or Enterprise College I College

Key Stage 4
Year
Curriculum
College System
Year 10 Students opt for GCSE and other Level 2 courses. World, Arts or Enterprise College I College
Year 11 Students follow and complete GCSE and other level 2 courses. World, Arts or Enterprise College I College

Key Stage 5 
Year
Curriculum
College System
Year 12 Students join the Sixth Form Sixth Form
Year 13 Students join the Sixth Form Sixth Form

Key Stage 3: Year 9 Foundation Curriculum

Subject Timetable Allocations

Years 7 and 8

Subject

Number of lessons per week

English

4

Maths

4

Science

4

Geography

2

History

2

Modern Languages

3

Art

2

Music

1

PE

2

Dance

1

Drama

1

Computer Studies

1

ERS

1

PSHE

1


Year 9

Subject

Number of lessons per week

English

4

Maths

4

Science

4

Geography

3

History

3

Modern Language

3

PE

1

PSHRE

1

Pathway 1

2

Pathway 2

2

Pathway 3

2


Years 10 and 11

Subject

Number of lessons per week

English

5

Maths

5

Science

5

PE

1

PSHRE

1

Option A

3

Option B

3

Option C

3

Option D

3


Years 12 and 13

Subject

Number of lessons per week

Option A

4

Option A Study

2

Option B

4

Option B Study

2

Option C

4

Option C Study

2

Option D

4

Option D Study

2

PSHRE

1

Assembly

1

Teaching (Pedagogy)

The curriculum outlines the key knowledge that students need to learn and skills they need to master over their time with us in order to be successful. Effective teaching leads to students acquiring, retaining and applying this curriculum knowledge and skillset in the classroom and beyond. Learning happens when students connect new content to what they already know.

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