The South Wolds Academy and Sixth Form

Curriculum

Aims of the Curriculum

The South Wolds Academy & Sixth Form Curriculum aims to:

  • Provide every student with the skills knowledge and qualifications to enable them to access the next stage of their education/career
  • Inspire, challenge, stretch and support students to achieve their potential
  • Give students the experiences and opportunities to develop as caring, healthy and informed young people in the 21st century
  • Develop in students the resilience and flexibility to be able to adapt to the changing world they will meet.
  • Foster an enjoyment in learning and a commitment to lifelong learning
  • Promote learning in its broadest sense, across and beyond the taught curriculum
  • Open students’ minds to the broad richness of our cultural heritages

You will find a brief overview of the curriculum below.

For further information, please contact Miss  Shardlow, Deputy Headteacher email: cshardlow@southwolds.notts.sch.uk

Year 7 Curriculum

 

 English

 7 hours per fortnight

 Maths

 8 hours per fortnight

 Science

 6 hours per fortnight

 History 

 3 hours per fortnight

 Geography 

 3 hours per fortnight

 Languages

 3 hours per fortnight each             

 Students study 2 of French, Spanish & German

 Philosophy & Ethics

 2 hours per fortnight

 Physical Education

 4 hours per fortnight

 Art, Music & Drama

 2 hours per fortnight

 Design Technology &   Computer Science

 3 hours per fortnight

 Personal Development

 2 hours per fortnight

 

Year 8 Curriculum

 

 English

 7 hours per fortnight

 Maths

 8 hours per fortnight

 Science

 6 hours per fortnight

 History

 3 hours per fortnight

 Geography

 3 hours per fortnight

 Languages

 4 hours per fortnight each             

 Students study 2 of French, Spanish & German

 Philosophy & Ethics

 2 hours per fortnight

 Physical Education

 4 hours per fortnight

 Art, Music & Drama

 5 hours per fortnight on a rotation throughout the   year

 Design Technology &   Computer Science

 3 hours per fortnight

 Personal Development

 2 hours per fortnight

 

Year 9 Curriculum

 

 English

 7 hours per fortnight

 Maths

 8 hours per fortnight

 Science

 6 hours per fortnight

 History

 3 hours per fortnight

 Geography

 3 hours per fortnight

 Languages

 4 hours per fortnight each             

 Students study 2 of French, Spanish & German

 Philosophy & Ethics

 2 hours per fortnight

 Physical Education

 4 hours per fortnight

 Art, Music & Drama

 5 hours per fortnight on a rotation throughout the   year

 Design Technology &   Computer Science

 3 hours per fortnight

 

Year 10 & 11 Curriculum

Alongside a strong core of English Language and English Literature, Mathematics and Science, students can choose four other subjects they are passionate about. Guided by a ‘pathways process’, this ensures that each student is undertaking a programme of study with assessment arrangements that will allow them to best fulfil their potential.

Optional subjects offered for 2020/2021 include GCSE Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, French, Geography, German, Graphic Communication, History, Philosophy & Ethics, Photography, Product Design, PE, Spanish & Art Textiles.

Students can opt for Triple Science where they will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics GCSE.

Students may also study Cambridge National Sports Science.

Music is offered for students to study as a twilight subject after school .

Students study Life Skills for two hours a fortnight where they look at study skills, ethics and careers education.

In year 10 students study 5 lessons of each option; 10 lessons of Science, 2 lessons of PE, 2 lessons of life skills , 7 lessons of maths and 9 lessons of English per fortnight .

In year 11 students study 5 lessons of each option; 10 lessons of Science, 2 lessons of PE, 1 lesson of life skills , 7 lessons of maths and 10 lessons of English per fortnight .

 For information on specific subjects, please click on the appropriate panel below.