Mayfield Curriculum 2020-2021

Students follow a broad and 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

The subjects studied at Mayfield School change as pupils progress through the year groups.  The Subject Allocation table shown below shows the subjects available for study in each year group and the lessons allocated. 

Subject

2020-2021 Number of lessons allocated per fortnight per 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

1

 1

0

 

 

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

3

 

 

Geography

3

3

3

 

 

Technology

2

3

3

 

 

French

 

0

 

 

 

Spanish

3

3

 

 

 

Art

2

2

 

 

 

Drama

2

2

 

 

 

Dance

1

1

 

 

 

Music

2

1

 

 

 

Option 1

 

 

6

6

Option 2

 

 

 4

6

6

Option 3

 

 

 4

6

6

 

Students in Years 7 and 8 follow a curriculum with time allocated shown in the curriculum allocation table.

As part of the Mayfield School Literacy Strategy, all Year 7 and 8 pupils begin the day with a thirty-minute lesson called Resilience, allotted for reading and literacy skills.  Once a fortnight, pupils attend an Accelerated Reader lessons to encourage children to read widely and often.

All Year 7 pupils learn Spanish as their foreign language.

In Year 9 the subjects studied change; RE and PSE is replaced with CPR and pupils continue with English, Geography, History, Maths, PE, Science and Spanish.  In addition to these subjects, pupils select three option subjects.

We fully support our pupils through the option process. They receive a series of assemblies, from subject specialists, as well as guidance from the pastoral team. In the Spring term there is a Parents Evening to support the decision-making process.

In Years 10 and 11 pupils study the core subjects of CPR, English, Maths, PE and Science.  They take a further three subjects as options.  These are selected from the three option subjects taken in year 9 and Geography, History and Spanish which are no longer compulsory*.

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.

(Please note: As of next year, the Option process will no longer take place in two stages.  Instead it will occur only in Year 9. At this time pupils will make the decision of which options subjects they would like to study during Years 10 and 11).

For a detailed summary of course content for each subject each option subject please refer to the option booklets listed below.


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

Curriculum Information

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