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CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

Taught by specialists, our Year 7, 8 and 9 curriculum prepares our students for the challenges of Key Stage 4  and  from the outset in Year 7, is tailored to support and develop the necessary knowledge and skills our students will need to be successful. Furthermore, it provides additional stretch and challenge to the most able, whilst ensuring that provision is in place to ensure those that need to catchup, do so quickly. Our curriculum embraces students of all ability and encourages challenge and high expectation for all: supporting and stretching all students to be the best they possibly can be.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The school aims to provide a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum in line with the National Curriculum. Religious Education is at the centre of the curriculum at St Benet Biscop and it is taught throughout the school.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) all students study:

  • Religious Studies

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Art

  • Drama

  • Geography

  • History

  • IT/Computing

  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish)

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Technology (Textiles, Food & Nutrition and Product Design)

Students also study personal, social, health, and citizenship education (PSHCE), through regular, weekly Core Studies lessons.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) all students continue to study:

  • Religious Education

  • English Language and English Literature

  • Mathematics

  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics (Examined as either Trilogy or separate Sciences)

  • Physical Education

  • PSHCE (Core Studies)

Also, there are optional subjects which include:

  • Art and Design

  • Children's Play, Learning and Development (BTEC)

  • Geography

  • Health and Social Care (BTEC)

  • History

  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish)

  • Music

  • Performing Arts

  • PE (BTEC)

  • Business Studies (BTEC)

  • IT (BTEC)

 

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

We welcome all students into Year 12 and offer a choice of two programmes of study; both vocational and academic. Vocational programmes of study are offered at varying levels to suit individual student needs.

A Level Choices in Year 12 and 13

At St Benet Biscop we offer the following subjects:

  • Art and Design

  • Biology

  • Business Studies

  • Chemistry

  • Drama & Theatre Studies

  • English Language

  • English Literature

  • Media Studies

  • French

  • Geography

  • Health & Social Care

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Further Mathematics

  • Religious Education

  • Physics

  • Product Design

  • Psychology

  • Physical Education

  • Spanish

Vocational Programmes

Students may select from several BTEC National courses including:

  • Children's Play, Learning and Development

  • Health and Social Care

  • Physical Education

  • Business Studies (Applied General)

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