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

Subject

Number of Periods

Maths

5

English

5

Science

4

PE

2

Geography

2

History

2

Religious Education

1

Design Technology

2

French or German

3

Music

1

Drama

1

Art

1

Modern Britain, Values and Ethics

1

Year 9, 10 and 11

Subject

Number of Periods

Maths

5

English

5

Science

5

PE

2

Option A

3

Option B

3

Option C

3

Option D

3

Modern Britain, Values and Ethics (Year 9 and Year 10)

1

Intervention (Year 11 Only)

1

 

Year 9 Options

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

French

Business BTEC

Art

Art

Geography

Drama

Child Development

Product Design

German

Geography

Product Design

Drama

History

German

History

Food Technology

IT

Sport BTEC

Media

Business BTEC

Religious Education

Sociology

Music

Computer Science

Sport BTEC

Photography

Sport BTEC

IT

 

 

 

French

 

Year 10 Options

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

Geography

Child Development

History

Art

History

Computer Science

Media

Music

Sociology

Drama

Sport BTEC

Resistant Materials

Food Technology

French

Art

Computer Science

Photography

German

Drama

Geography

Sport BTEC

Graphics

Textiles

Religious Education

Business BTEC

Media

Food Technology

Music

 

 

Art

Business BTEC

 

Year 11 Options

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

Food Technology

Child Development

History

Art

Geography

Computer Science

Media

Music

History

Drama

Sport BTEC

Resistant Materials

Photography

French

Art

Geography

Sociology

German

Drama

Computer Science

Sport BTEC

Graphics

Textiles

Business BTEC

Business BTEC

Media

Food Technology

 

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 current options booklet here.

Year 12 and Year 13

Subject

Number of Periods

Option A

5

Option B

5

Option C

5

Option D

5

Resits

10 (5 English, 5 Maths)

 

Year 12 Options

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

Option E

Biology

Chemistry

Biology

Chemistry

Resit GCSE Maths

Geography

Computer Science

French

English Literature

Resit GCSE English

German

History

Physics

English Language

 

Maths

Maths

Art

Further Maths

 

Photography

Psychology

Music Technology

Economics

 

Product Design

Theatre Studies

Criminology

Psychology

 

Applied Science

Business BTEC

Sport BTEC

Graphics

 

Media

IT

 

Film Studies

 

 

 

 

Health and Social Care BTEC

 

 

 

 

Business BTEC

 

 

Year 13 Options

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

Option E

Geography

IT

Art

Chemistry

Resit GCSE English

Maths

Applied Sciences

Biology

Economics

Resit GCSE Maths

Psychology

Chemistry

Criminology

English Literature

Creative Writing

Product Design

History

Physics

Film Studies

French

Sociology

Maths

Sport BTEC

Graphics

 

Business BTEC

Psychology

 

Psychology

 

Sport BTEC

Media

 

Health and Social Care BTEC

 

 

Theatre Studies

 

Business BTEC

 

 

Business BTEC

 

 

 

 

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 current options booklet here.