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

Students in Years 7 and 8 follow a curriculum with time allocated as per the curriculum allocation chart.

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

All of our Year 7 students learn Spanish as their language and then in Year 8 French is also introduced.

In previous years Year 9 students continue with English, RE, PSHE, Maths, Science and PE; and accompany these with five option choices. This coming year our Year 8s will continue History, Geography and Spanish into Year 9, with a choice of four options.  Students receive guidance from the pastoral team when they choose their options, as well as receiving a series of assemblies from subject specialists. There is also a Parents Evening to support the decision process.

All Year 9 students have to select two options from History, Geography, Computing, French and Spanish and then three others. Students are offered a range of other subjects to select from including Music, Art, Business Studies, Dance, Drama, Digital Information Technology, Performing Arts, Photography and Travel and Tourism. At the end of Year 9 the students will drop two of these five choices and carry three of them on to GCSE at the end of their Year 11.

In Years 10 and 11 the students study English, RE, Maths, Science, PSHE and PE accompanied by three option choices. At the end of Year 9 they made the choices that they will study to GCSE.

The options available are:

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

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

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 on Thursday 27th February 2020, during which the online login details will be made available. 

The Year 8 into Year 9 Options booklet is shown below.

Year 9 into 10 Options Booklet: To follow shortly.

Curriculum Information

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