Curriculum

PATHWAYS 2020

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Our aim is to provide a curriculum that enables all students to enjoy and achieve during their time at Redhill. We know we need to prepare our students for further education and to live and work in a fast-changing and challenging world.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11) all students continue to study:

English (and English Literature), Mathematics, Science

Core Religious Education, Physical Education, PSHE

Most students will also study a humanities subject (History, Geography) and a modern foreign language (French, German), although all students are given the opportunity to choose these and other EBacc subjects (including Computer Science and Triple Science) along with other choices from these subjects:

Art

Business

Dance

Design & Technology

Drama

French

Food Preparation & Nutrition

Geography

German

BTEC Health & Social Care

History

Creative iMedia

Music

GCSE PE

Philosophy, Religion & Ethics

Textiles

Year 8 students go through the KS4 Pathways process from January to March where they will make choices that will decide which subjects they will study in Years 9, 10 and 11 alongside their core subjects.

A special evening event was scheduled on Thursday 31st January 2019 for both parents and students to outline the decisions they have to make and how they can make the best choices for themselves. There was also an opportunity to talk to subject teachers at this event. In addition, the process has been explained to students in assemblies with support provided in tutor time and extra guidance available at other times for any students that need help with their choices.

Students are all issued with a booklet containing information about how they make their choices, along with details of the curriculum studied in each of the subject areas on offer.

KS4 Pathways Booklet (2019)

Some students are directed to follow a slightly different Key Stage 4 course at foundation level. This affords an opportunity to improve their literacy and numeracy skills, develop confidence and the skills needed in the outside world, and take part in a range of activities. The course leads to an Level 1 qualification recognised by colleges.

If you have any queries about our Key Stage 4 curriculum then please contact Mr West, Assistant Headteacher

Destinations

Year 11 leavers destinations data 2018

Year 11 leavers destinations data 2017

Year 11 leavers destinations data 2016

Year 11 leavers destinations data 2015

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) students will study:

Art

Computing

Dance

Design & Technology

Drama

English

French

Geography

History

Mathematics

Music

Physical Education

Philosphy, Religion & Ethics

Science

PSHE

Some students with a particular aptitude for languages may be invited to study German in addition to French in Year 8.

A separate target group of students will be withdrawn from languages teaching in both Years 7 and 8 in order to create additional time for them to study Maths and English. Parents of the students involved in this scheme will be informed via letter before September of Year 7.

During Year 8 students receive advice about their Options for Key Stage 4 (see below), and undertake career planning activities. Parents are invited to be part of the decision-making process.

Curriculum map for Year 7

Curriculum map for Year 8

If you have any queries about our Key Stage 3 curriculum then please contact Mr West, Assistant Headteacher

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13) students have the choice to continue to study A-level courses in:

Art

Biology

Business Studies

Chemistry

Computer Science

Dance

Drama

English Language

English Literature

French

Further Mathematics

Geography

German

Government & Politics

History

Mathematics

Media Studies

Music

Philosophy and Ethics

Photography

Physical Education

Physics

Product Design

Psychology

Sociology

Textiles

We also offer the opportunity to resit GCSE English and Mathematics.

Students can broaden their curriculum through our Enrichment programme which offers a range of further course and opportunities in:

EPQ, Critical thinking, Further Maths, Young enterprise, Yoga / Fitness, PE, Sports leaders, Russian, Art, Cooking, Maths for scientists, Dance (including choreography support in Year 11 classes), GCSE English resit, GCSE Maths resit, Guided reading, In-class support

Visit our Sixth Form page for more information about Key Stage 5

If you have any queries about our Key Stage 5 curriculum then please contact Mrs Sharp, Director of Post-16

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