Year 9 Accelerated Curriculum
Our Year 9 accelerated curriculum is designed to prepare our learners for the new GCSEs and meet their aspirations and interests. This year acts as a transition year, retaining some of the breadth of the Key Stage 3 curriculum whilst allowing students some choice in the subjects they continue with.
This is a transitional curriculum that will ensure students are ready for the rigour of GCSE level work in Year 10 and 11 and are able to select some of their curriculum options in the foundation subjects.
Students will have lessons in one of:
Humanities – Geography or History
Languages – French or Spanish
Performing Arts – Dance, Drama or Music
Visual Arts and Design – Art, Food technology, Textiles or Graphics
In addition to studying one of Humanities, Languages, Performing Arts and Visual Arts and Design, students will also have the opportunity to pick an extra specialist learning subject so they can develop skills in two disciplines within one of these areas (one additional humanity, one additional language, one additional performing arts OR one additional visual art).