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Curriculum 2017/18

Year 7 & 8

Students follow a common core curriculum, studying all of the following discrete subjects:
Mathematics, Science, English, History, Geography, RE, French, PE, Drama, Music, Computing, Art & Technology.

In addition, students participate in the Big Read, Big Write and Big Debate which not only cover a wide range of content to supplement the core curriculum, but also develop fundamental skills. Every student will also complete a course in Mindfulness during Year 7 and take part in at least one activity per week from our extensive range of Extended Day activities from 3:15pm – 4:15pm.

Some students follow a personalised curriculum, often taught in smaller groups, with a particular focus on literacy and numeracy, where this is considered appropriate. The year 7 student guide can be found here.

 

Year 9

Students follow a common core curriculum, studying all of the following discrete subjects:
Mathematics, Science, English, History, Geography, RE, Languages, Computing, PE, Drama, Music, Art & Technology.

Year 9 students may also take part in at least one activity per week from our extensive range of Extended Day activities from 3:15pm – 4:15pm.

Some students follow a personalised curriculum, often taught in smaller groups, with a particular focus on literacy and numeracy, where this is considered appropriate.

 

Year 10

Students follow a common core curriculum, studying for the following qualifications:
GCSE Mathematics & GCSE Statistics (completed in Year 10)

GCSE
Double Science
GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature
GCSE RE (completed in Year 10)
Physical Education BTEC (completed in Year 10)

Students choose 3 options from a wide range of subjects and each student studies at least one EBACC subject:

Option EBACC

Option 2

Option 3

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE Art & Design

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE French

BTEC Business

GCSE History

GCSE Geography

GCSE Drama

NCFE Graphics

GCSE History

GCSE Geography

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

GCSE Spanish

GCSE Design & Technology

BTEC Music

 

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition

BTEC Health & Social Care

The full range of options and curriculum information is available from this year’s Option Booklet which is available electronically here.

 

Year 11

Year 11 students have already gained the following qualification in Year 10:
Physical Education V-Cert

Students follow a common core curriculum, studying for the following qualifications:
GCSE Mathematics & GCSE Statistics
GCSE Combined Science

GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature
Non-examined Physical Education

Students choose 3 options from a wide range of subjects and each student studies at least one EBACC subject:

Option EBACC

Option 2

Option 3

GCSE French

GCSE Art & Design

GCSE Art

GCSE Geography

BTEC Business

GCSE History

GCSE History

GCSE Drama

GCSE French

GCSE History

NCFE Food & Cookery

BTEC H&SC

GCSE Computer Science

GCSE Geography

GCSE Music

 

NCFE Creative Craft

NCFE Creative Craft

The full range of options and curriculum information is available from this year’s Option Booklet which is available electronically here.

More information on subjects from KS3 - KS4 can be found here.

 

Alternative Curriculum

For a small number of KS4 students, for whom the mainstream curriculum is not appropriate, an alternative curriculum is provided, usually within the on-site MACH building.

All students are still expected to follow the common core curriculum, but may spend less time on this, have a slightly reduced set of option subjects and an increased focus on literacy & numeracy and preparation for the future, which in some cases will involve one day per week of a focused Work Experience placement.

 

Post 16

Post 16 provision at The Marsh Academy offers a range of courses ranging from academic to vocational and in some cases include Work Experience placements. Every student who has not achieved a 4 grade or higher in either GCSE English or Mathematics is expected to continue studying these subjects.

The full range of options and course information is available from this year’s Option Booklet which is available electronically here.

In addition, The Marsh Academy run a Football Academy, more information can be found here.

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