Curriculum and Course Details

 

Our curriculum is designed to offer a broad and balanced experience for all students and aims to develop confident, independent, responsible and successful individuals.  At Pershore we largely follow the revised National Curriculum and in doing so promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our students.

 

Our Timetable:

 

The timetable is composed of 25 one hour lessons per week organised into a two week timetable.  There are five lessons per day with four in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Each day starts with a 10 minute registration period and after lunch there is a 20 minute session for tutor activities and assemblies.

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum:

 

At Key Stage 3 (Years 8 and 9) the curriculum is arranged according to the list below (period numbers are for a 50 hour two week timetable):

 

Subject

Year 8

Year 9

English*

6

6

Maths*

6

6

Science*

6

6

Art

3

3

Citizenship & PSHE

1

2

Design and Technology

4

4

Drama

1

1

French **

3

3

German **

3

3

Geography

 

3

History

 

3

Humanities ***

8

 

ICT & Computing

2

2

Learn 2 ****

1

 

Music

2

2

PE

4

4

Religious Studies *****

 

2

 

Course Details:

 

Year 8 Assessment & Progress - Autumn Term Content

Year 8 Assessment & Progress - Spring Term Content

Year 8 Progress Check Explanation

 

Notes:

 

*In Year 9 students start their GCSE courses in English, maths and science.  In science the majority of students follow double science and the most able scientists follow separate sciences in biology, chemistry and physics.

**French/German the majority of students study both French and German but some may only study one language and have additional time to support English and maths.

***Students in Year 8 follow an integrated humanities course which encompasses geography, history and religious studies.

****Students in Year 8 only follow a Learn2 course which helps them develop the skills required to be successful learners.

*****Religious studies and the RS element of the humanities programme includes content from the locally agreed syllabus for religious studies.

 

 

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum:

 

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) the curriculum is arranged according to the list below (period numbers are for a 50 hour two week timetable).  Course details can be found in the Options booklet.

 

Subject

Number of Periods

Core Subjects

English

7

Maths

6

Science

9

ICT & Computing*

2

PE

4

Society and Ethics**

2

GCSE/BTEC/VCert Pathway

4 subjects from the list of GCSE/BTEC/VCert qualifications (see Options booklet for more information)

5

Level 1 College Pathway

Level 1 college course***

8

2 GCSE subjects

5

English and maths support

2

 

Notes:

 

* ICT and Computing - some of these lessons may be used for extra Triple Science teaching or for extra Maths and English work

**Society and Ethics includes content from the local agreed syllabus for religious studies

***Level one qualifications are offered in conjunction with Warwickshire College - Evesham or Pershore and involve students travelling to the Evesham campus for one morning a week.

 

For further information on the curriculum please contact Jason Howell (Assistant Headteacher) jh@pershore.worcs.sch.uk

 

Application Form KS3/4 for external students

 

 

KS3 = Years (7), 8 and 9

KS4 = Years 10 and 11

KS5 = Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)

 

Course Details

The KS4 Course Outlines are available from the downloads below:

 

Key Stage 4 Options Booklet 2018

Key Stage 4 Options Form 2018