Our Curriculum

YEAR 7

The Year 7 curriculum is:

English

3½ hours

Mathematics

3 hours

Science

3 hours

Art & Design; Art, Graphics & Textiles, taught in rotation

1½ hours

Computing

1 hour

Design Technology & Well being, taught in rotation

½ hour

Personal Development

½ hour

PE

2 hours

RE

1 hour

French

1 hours

German

1 hours

Literacy for some students instead of Languages

3 hours

Academic Enrichment for most students

1 hour

History

1½ hours

Geography

1½ hours

Drama

1 hour

Music

1 hour

There are 8 tutor groups in Year 7.

All lessons apart from Mathematics and PE are taught in tutor groups.

Mathematics set across each set of four tutor groups based on KS2 SATs.

Some students, instead of having Languages lessons, have timetabled Fresh Start Plus lessons to develop the skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening for three hours each week.

Students who study Languages also have one hour each week on our Academic Enrichment Programme which is devoted to research, debating and academic writing.

YEAR 8

The Year 8 curriculum is:

English

3 hours

Mathematics

3 hours

Science

3 hours

Art & Design; Art, Graphics & Textiles, taught in rotation

1½ hours

Computing

1 hour

Design Technology & Well being, taught in rotation

½ hour

Personal Development

1 hour

PE

2 hours

RE

1 hour

French

1½ hours

German

1½ hours

History

1½ hours

Geography

1½ hours

Drama

1 hour

Music

1 hour

There are 7 tutor groups in Year 8.

Students are no longer taught in tutor groups as they were in Year 7. All subjects except mathematics and physical education are taught in mixed ability groups.

Some students continue with literacy support in our 'Catapult English' programme.

YEAR 9

The Year 9 curriculum is:

English

3 hours

Mathematics

3 hours

Science

3 hours

Art & Design; Art, Graphics & Textiles, taught in rotation

2 hours

Computing

1 hour

Design Technology

1 hour

Personal Development

½ hour

PE

2 hours

RE

1 hour

French or German

2½ hours

Literacy for some students instead of Languages

2½ hours

History

1½ hours

Geography

1½ hours

Drama

1 hour

Music

1 hour

There are 6 tutor groups in Year 9.

English and mathematics are set across the whole year group. Science is set across the 2 year halves. All other subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.

Most students now study one language after choosing this at the end of year 8. Students not studying a language continue with literacy support lessons.

YEAR 10 & 11

The Year 10 & 11 curriculum is:

English

4 hours

Mathematics

3½ hours

Combined Science (students studying this subject also do 1 of the following subjects below)

BTEC Digital Information Technology

Private Study/Study Skills lessons

Extra English lesson

4½ hours

1 hour

Separate Sciences

Includes Wednesday Period 5

6½ hours

PE

1½ hours

Three Option subjects

3 hours each

Personal Development

½ hour

There are 6 tutor groups in Year 10 & 11.

English, Mathematics and Science set across the whole year group.

English lessons comprise of; English Language and English Literature.

Option subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.

YEARS 12 and 13

Most students in the Sixth Form take all their A level subjects at Wood Green. However, there is the option to take one course offered by Henry Box or a Level 3 Vocational Course at Abingdon & Witney College. The combination of A level subjects offered by the two schools is called the Witney Grid. The two schools have similar timetables to allow a wider choice of subjects.

Students who choose the A Level Pathway study 3 or 4 A Level courses of their choice, and the AQA Extended Project Qualification.

Students also have the opportunity to re-sit GCSE in English and Maths during the course of Year 12 if they did not achieve a Grade 4 or 5.

Students also need to meet the specific entrance requirements for each subject

Please see the Y12 prospectus for subjects offered across the 6th form partnership.

In Year 13 students continue to study their subjects from Year 12.