Curriculum Overview

All Parents and Carers should note that the timetable for the 2016-17 academic year started on June 18th 2016. This is so maximise the time available for students to complete examined courses.

Go to the contact form if you would like more information on aspects of our curriculum such as individual subjects or courses.

Key Stage 3 – 2016-17

New year 7

In response to national changes from KS2 to KS4 QK is developing an approach that will build upon the work done at KS2 and make students ready for both their future qualifications and life beyond school (this supports the idea of a Middle School curriculum). This will be an holistic curriculum which focuses on the skills and knowledge required to be able to access the more rigorous qualifications ahead and at the same time enable students to have a wider appreciation of the world within which they live.

The curriculum will have Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education and strands from Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education  woven into it whilst enabling planning between Faculties wherever possible. To that end the curriculum in years 7&8 is to be delivered under 8 Themes of Enquiry (shown below). The themes are the overarching concepts that drive the direction of travel and link the curriculum together.

Each faculty will have  an ‘Enquiry Challenge’ under each ‘Theme of Enquiry’ to provide coherence and rigour to their schemes of learning.

  1. Identity
  2. Discovery
  3. Empowerment
  4. Environment
  5. Well being
  6. Diversity
  7. Beliefs
  8. Change

Assessment at KS3 will focus on continual assessment in which faculties shall assess student ability to exhibit the necessary skills and knowledge required to successfully negotiate GCSE and beyond. This assessment will take the form of ‘can do’ statements which are relevant to the future development of the students within the subject area being delivered. These will form the basis of a personal learning checklist which will then drive further a personal approach to reporting and future learning within the classroom and at home.

 

Follow link to see KS3 Curriculum schedule 2016/17

Further information on the curriculum may be requested through the contact form.

Key Stage 4 – 2016-17

Our broad Key Stage 4 curriculum meets the needs of learners exceptionally well through a wide range of academic and vocational courses. We are successful in ensuring that a significant number of students achieve the English Baccalaureate qualification and all who wish to take it can do so.

Subject Year 10 Year 11  Department Contact
English 6 6 Katekopelman@qk.org.uk
Mathematics 5 5 lexylay@qk.org.uk
Science 0 4 pearltimbo@qk.org.uk
Physical Education 2 2 kylegoulding@qk.org.uk
Option 1 3 0 Please see curriculum booklet
Option 2 3 0 Please see curriculum booklet
Option 3 3 6 Please see curriculum booklet
Option 4 3 6 Please see curriculum booklet
Option 5 3 Please see curriculum booklet
PSHE/RE 1 tanyarodrigues@qk.org.uk

Year 11 Core Provision: English, Mathematics, Core Science, Physical Education, Religious Education

GCSE Options: Additional/ Triple Science, History, Geography, Sociology, French, Art and Design, Photography, Textile Design, Drama, Music, Performing Arts, Media Studies, Business, Computing, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products

Year 10 Core Provision: English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Education

GCSE Options: Additional/ Triple Science, History, Geography, Sociology, French, Art and Design, Photography, Textile Design, Drama, Music, Performing Arts, Media Studies, Economics, Business, Computing, Resistant Materials, Graphics, Engineering

Download the KS4 Curriculum Booklet 2017-2019

 Previous KS4 Curriculum Booklets

 

Sixth Form – 2016 – 17

The Sixth Form is very strong and over 60% of students stay on from Year 11 to pursue courses in a broad range of subjects. Many of our students are successful in gaining places to study at universities including Oxbridge. Access to the prospectus and further information is available here.