Curriculum

 

Introduction

The Telford Priory School is committed to providing a broad, balanced and personalised education for all of its students. From September 2017, Key Stage 3 will consist of years 7 and 8 where previously it was years 7, 8 and 9. At Key Stage Three, the emphasis is upon providing students with a varied diet of studies across a wide range of subjects. 

Students are then given the opportunity to choose some of their courses for Years 9, 10 and 11, in order to pursue particular interests or strengths. At this ‘Options’ stage, students choose from the subjects on offer, following specific ‘pathways’. 


Curriculum Organisation

Our timetable is organised into fifty lessons (one hour each) per fortnight. In addition, there is a daily tutorial lesson of twenty minutes.


2017-18 Content: Years 7-8

Currently, all students in Years 7-9 study a core of 13 subjects.

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In 2016-17, a ‘Stepping Stones’ curriculum was introduced for some year 7 students who we felt would benefit from a slightly different curriculum. Whilst they access all of the above, English, Mathematics, Geography, History and Religious Studies are all taught by one teacher through a thematic approach. Approximately half of these students will continue with one teacher in a thematic approach from September 2018 although their Mathematics lessons will be taught by the Mathematics department. There will be another ‘Stepping Stones’ group in the year 7 cohort starting in September 2017.  


Key Stage 4: Years 9, 10 and 11

From September 2017, all students in Years 9, 10 and 11 will study a core of subjects which provides our young people with a broad and balanced curriculum diet. This core comprises English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and, for some students, Religious Studies. All students then select from Geography or History, and a proportion of our students will follow the EBACC route, studying a modern foreign language (French or Spanish). Students are also able to pursue two (EBACC students) or three further courses of their choice which allows for a degree of specialisation according to students’ interests and aptitudes. The breakdown in terms of curriculum time is as follows: 

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 2017-2019 Option Choices

 GCSE Geography

GCSE History 

GCSE French

GCSE Spanish

GCSE Computer Studies 

GCSE Art 

BTEC Performing Arts 

GCSE Music 

BTEC Sport 

Business Studies

Creative iMedia 

ECDL IT 

GCSE Film Studies

BTEC Health and Social Care 

Food and Catering

GCSE Graphics 

STEM