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Curriculum

Our curriculum meets our value of achievement by ensuring that we have a broad and balanced offer in Year 7 to 9 that prepares students for their pathway choices that they take in their examination years.  In Year 9 students start to narrow down choices (or specialise) in their preferred subjects in Technology, Creative Arts and Humanities. As we move into Year 10-11 and Year 12 – 13 students have guided pathway choices that best suit them and enable them to be the best that they can be.

Our curriculum meets our value of aspiration by involving students in their learning so that they are interested and motivated.  This is further promoted through high quality teaching in which staff use a wide range of teaching methods. Formal class teaching is supported by coursework, practical work, individual projects, group work, discussions, visits and external speakers visiting to talk about their subject. Homework and research is a vital part of each student's course.

Our curriculum meets our value of high expectations by identifying pathways that are both academic and vocational.  We work with students and advise them of the educational value of these in line with their interests for their future and challenge them to achieve their very best.  These experiences promote positive interest and behaviour and result in the qualifications that will open many doors for their future.

Our curriculum meets our value of community as we develop a partnership of students, parents, school staff and a range of external providers including those from local businesses. Our curriculum covers so much more than simply lessons. We offer a range of intervention sessions, regularly meet with and communicate with our parents and support our students with their future aspirations by working with many local employers and educational establishments.

We are proud of our school motto "Together we succeed’’.

 

Taught Curriculum 2018-19

Key stage 3 Year 7 – 9

We deliver five 1 hour lessons each day therefore making 25 lessons over the week.

 

Y7

& Y8

English

(8)

Maths

(8)

Science

(6)

PE

(4)

Languages

(5)

Computing

(2)

Humanities

(8)

Creative Arts    (4)

Technology

(4)

Personal Development (1)

Y9

English

(8)

Maths

(8)

Science

(6)

PE

(4)

Languages

(5)

Computing

(2)

Humanities*

(8)

Creative Arts*    (4)

Technology*

(4)

Personal Development (1)

       

Our Languages provision consists of French, Spanish, Panjabi and Urdu.  Students choose their preferred language on starting Year 7 and follow this through to Y9.

*Humanities covers History, Geography and Religious Studies.  Students study all three in Year 7 and 8.  In Year 9 students choose to specialise in either History or Geography but also study Religious Studies. 

 *Creative Arts covers Art, Dance, Drama, and Music.  In Year 9 students identify their two preferred creative arts subjects and study these.

*Technology covers Product Design, Engineering, Food and Textiles.  In Year 7 & 8 students rotate through each of these subjects over the year.  In Year 9 students choose their two preferred subjects and study these.

 In addition to this we have a ‘nurture’ group.  This is a group that works mainly with one teacher who teaches most subjects (English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Computing).  These students will attend more specialist lessons in PE, Languages (or Literacy support), Creative Arts and Technology.   This allows a blend of primary and secondary experience for students who may need extra support in the transition from Key Stage 2 in Key Stage 3.

 

Key stage 4 (Y10 and Y11)

 At the end of Year 9 students select which subjects that wish to follow in their Key Stage 4 examinations.

 

Y10

English Language

& Literature (10)

Maths

(8)

Science

(10)

PE

(4)

Option1

(6) 

Option2

(6)

Option3

(6)

Y11

English Language

& Literature  (10)

Maths

(8)

Science

(10)

PE

(4)

Option1

(6)

Option2

(6)

Option3

(6)

 Currently we separate students into three pathways, Yellow, Blue and Green.

 The Yellow Pathway   - Students are identified for this pathway if we feel they have a good interest and attitude in both a Language and either History or Geography.  In addition to this they should be able to achieve strong outcomes in both of these subjects.  As a result they will leave Derby Moor with a high level of qualification in key academic subjects (known as the EBacc subjects).  In addition these students will select one further subject to follow.

The Blue Pathway      - Almost all other students are placed in the Blue Pathway.  This means that they must choose at least one subject from a Language, History or Geography plus they make two other free choices.  A student in this pathway may choose to do a Language and either History or Geography if they wish.

The Green Pathway    - There are currently a small number of students who follow this pathway.  These students must select one subject from a Language, History or Geography, they get one free subject choice plus they follow a BTEC qualification (currently PE) that they complete in one year.  This one year qualification enables these students access to English, Maths or Science support in Year 11 with the intention of improving their grade in these key subjects in readiness for post 16 studies.

 

Our current subject offer at Key Stage 4 is:

Core (all students):  

English Language,  English Literature,   Maths,   Science (double or triple award),  PE (core or BTEC) including Dance            

Choices (options)

French Spanish Panjabi Urdu
History Geography Religious Studies Psychology
*Engineering Product Design Food Textiles
Art Drama Music *Health and Social Care
Computer Science *Business Studies *ICT Media
*PE *Dance Citizenship

 Subjects with a (*) are vocational qualifications.

Key stage 5 (Y12 and Y13)

In Year 12 most students will select three subjects which they study over two years.  A small number may decide to start with four, the school will negotiate and advise students in this case. 

 Currently each subject receives nine hours of specific teacher taught lessons over a two week cycle.  They will also take part in one lesson per week of enrichment.

 

Our current subject offer at Key Stage 5 is: 

Art Biology Business Studies Chemistry
Computing Design Technology English Language English Literature
Geography History *Health and Social Care ICT
Mathematics Media Further Maths Panjabi
*PE Physics Psychology Science (Applied)
Sociology Urdu

                                    

Subjects with a (*) are also run as an extended certificate which is equivalent to three A-Levels..