Mayfield Curriculum 2020

Students follow a broad, balanced, curriculum which will prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.  This is delivered through a well-considered curriculum and an extensive range of enrichment opportunities.

 

The Secondary Curriculum

All Year 7 and 8 pupils start the day with Resilience. In addition, pupils have Accelerated Reader lessons to ensure literacy is developed and to pursue our desire to encourage children to read widely and often.

All pupils learn Spanish as their language.  There is the option to take French when in Year 9.

This coming year our Year 8s will continued History, Geography and Spanish into Year 9, with a choice of three further subject options choices.  The additional subjects on offer to pupils are: Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Digital Information Technology, French, Music, Performing Arts, Photography and Travel and Tourism.  At the end of Year 9 the pupils will select four option choices to continue until the end of Year 11. 

To support the Options process our pupils receive guidance from the pastoral team, receive a series of assemblies from Subject Specialists and participate in Parents Evening so as to be able to make a fully informed decision with their parents / guardians. (Information about each of the options available to pupils can be found in the Option Booklets below).

At present, in Years 10 and 11 the pupils study English, RE, Maths, Science, PSHE and PE accompanied by three option choices. (This will change in future years to four option choices for pupils currently in Year 8).

The GCSE and vocational qualifications available for pupils to take as option courses:

GCSE: Art, Business Studies, Computing, Dance, Drama, French, Geography, History, PE*, Photography and Spanish

BTEC: Music, Digital Information Technology, Performing Arts and Travel and Tourism$.

OCR National: Sports Science / Sport Studies*

* Final choice of PE/Sports course will be determined in Year 10.

$ Only on offer in Year 10.

Curriculum and lessons at for each year group:

The table below shows the number of lessons currently taught for each subject in each year group.

The table below shows the number of lessons taught for each subject in each year group.

Subject

Year Group

7

8

9

10

11

English

7

7

8

9

9

Maths

7

7

8

8

8

Science

7

7

7

9

9

PE

4

4

4

4

4

AR

2

 1

1

 

 

Religious Education (RE)

2

2

 

 

 

Personal, Social Education (PSE)

1

1

 

 

 

Citizenship, Philosophy and Religion (CPR)

 

 

2

2

2

Information Technology (IT)

3

3

 

 

 

History

3

3

 

 

 

Geography

3

3

 

 

 

Technology

2

2

 

 

 

French

 

2

 

 

 

Spanish

3

2

 

 

 

Art

2

2

 

 

 

Drama

2

2

 

 

 

Dance

1

1

 

 

 

Music

1

1

 

 

 

Opt 1

 

 

4

6

6

Opt 2

 

 

4

6

6

Opt 3

 

 

4

6

6

Opt 4

 

 

4

 

 

Opt 5

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Year 8 Options Process opens at the Year 8 Parents’ Evening, on Thursday 27th February 2020, during which the registration details will be made available. 

The Year 9 Options Process opens at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening, on Thursday 2nd April, during which the Year 9 Options Form will be handed out.

Year 9 into 10 Online Option Form: https://forms.gle/4XvmT5nfyHLEh9M29

Curriculum Information

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