Curriculum Organisation

The curriculum at The Radcliffe School is organised to meet both the statutory requirements and to offer a broad and balanced offer for all students.  Each Key Stage is designed to offer pathways into next steps of education to meet the needs of the students but delivered within the constraints of the resources available.  Maths English and Science are at the core of the offer for all students in Year 7 through to Year 11, and where required, offered to Year 12 and Year 13 students as a resit option.  KS4 starts in Year 9, with options selected during Year 8, and KS5 starts in Year 12, with selections made during Year 11 and confirmed following GCSE results.

KS5 offers a selection of BTEC and AS courses alongside a linear A2 offer.  Students, where appropriate, can select up to 4 Level 3 courses, and can mix and match BTEC and A Level courses.

The timetable is organised in a one week format delivered into six lessons per day, fifty minutes per lesson.  The sixth form utilises a seventh period, where required, to allow greater flexibility on the curriculum offer available.

Year 7 and Year 8

Year 9, 10 and 11

The option choices are reviewed each year and can vary year to year depending on subject availability and student demand.  For further details on 2017-2018 please see the relevant options booklet here.

Year 12 and Year 13

The option choices are reviewed each year and can vary year to year depending on subject availability and student demand.  Students can resit both Maths and English if required.  For further details please see the relevant options booklet here.