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Our Curriculum

 

We constantly seek new and engaging innovations for our curriculum, the curriculum includes our high impact Resilience Curriculum, where we challenge our Year 7 to be the most resilient learners they can be. alongside our Rugby and Netball Academies where we foster our young people in a competitive and high achieving sports environment.

 

The Aspire curriculum  will have one period a week in Year 7 and Year 9 for the delivery of to build on work already done in Key Stage 3 with the Resilience and Contextual Curriculums.  It will encourage students to explore the possibilities available to them in terms of careers, life experiences and teach them about how they can contribute to their communities as well as  influence the world they live in, and that future generations will live in.

Aspiration is the ability to dream and set goals for the future while being inspired in the present to reach those dreams.

 

In Year 8 and 9, our Applied Resilience Curriculum offer includes Skiing, Computer Design and Fashion Design amongst others; all subjects delivered in school time and offered by our dedicated teaching staff, who have a passion for something beyond the normal curriculum.

Year 9 pupils have the opportunity to study pre-options with the aim of engaging, inspiring and up-skilling students so that they are enthusiastic about their option choices and prepared for success.

In Year 10 and 11, pupils focus on the core, but choose from the widest range of options subjects that we can give them, thus giving them a broad base of experiences on which to make informed choices for post 16.  Students will sit one of their option subjects in Year 10 and then re-opt for another subject in Year 11.

We are also developing our Sixth Form Curriculum to include tangible pathways into both academic and vocational degree subjects, the world of work or higher level apprenticeships. Our vocational pathways will include relevant work related learning opportunities such as sports leadership and child care, whilst our more academic pathways will benefit from our developing links with high quality Russell Group Universities.

 

Our curriculum is highly innovative and aspires to meet the demands of learners in the 21st Century; as such we need engaging, inspirational, motivated individuals to meet the demands of our curriculum.

 


Art and Design Textiles

Modern Foreign Languages

History

Geography

Religious Studies

Art and Design

Business Studies

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Graphic Design

Resistant Materials

Sociology

English

Health & Social Care

ICT & Computing

Mathematics

Drama

Dance

Music

Physical Education

Science

Media
     

 

Year 9 into 10 Options Booklet 2020/2021 

 

Year 1o into 11 Options Booklet 2020/2021 

 

KS3 – Year 7

 

All pupils study:
English French Geography History
Maths Science PE RE
 Resilience Art Computer Science  Design and Technology rotation
Dance, Drama

and Music rotation

 

 

KS3 – Year 8

 

All pupils study:
English French Geography History
Maths Media in Context PE RE
 Science    
Art Performing Arts Rotation Cooking Design and Technology Rotation
Applied Resilience Options*, 1 from:
Biking Boxing Cake Decorating Cooking
Costume and Makeup Design Fashion Illustration Graphical Design Horse Riding
Netball Painting and Drawing Performance Company Photoshop and Photography
Piano Lessons Pixar Animation Rock Band Rock Climbing
Rugby Skiing Video Game Design Water Sports

*Applied resilience options are subject to change and depend on pupil interest/ staff availability

 

KS3 – Year 9

 

All pupils study:
English Maths PE Science  French
Geography History      
Pre-Options
Art Business Studies Child Development Computer Science
Performing Arts Dance Design Technology Drama
Film Studies Food and Nutrition Media Studies Music
Physical Education Religious Education Sociology  
Applied Resilience Options*, 1 from:
Biking Boxing Cake Decorating Cooking
Costume and Makeup Design Fashion Illustration Graphical Design Horse Riding
Netball Painting and Drawing Performance Company Photoshop and Photography
Piano Lessons Pixar Animation Rock Band Rock Climbing
Rugby Skiing Video Game Design Water Sports

*Applied resilience options are subject to change and depend on pupil interest/ staff availability

 

KS4 – Year 10 and 11

 

All pupils study:
English Maths PE Science
Either History Or Geography
GCSE Options:
Art Business Studies Child Development Computer Science
IT Dance Drama  
Food technology French Geography Graphics
Health and Social Care History Media Studies Music
Photography Physical Education Religious Education Resistant Materials
Sociology Spanish Textiles  

Students take one Option at the end of Year 10 and one Option at the end of Year 11

 

GCSE List

EDEXCEL
OCR
WJEC

AQA

 

Art & Design Child Development English Language English Literature Home Economics, Food and Nutrition
History MFL (Spanish and French) Music D&T Textiles D&T Food
D&T Resistant Materials D&T Graphics Science (Applied) Science Additional Science Triple
Science Core Sociology Business Studies Health and Social Care Maths
Religious Studies Computing Drama ICT Geography
Health and Social Care History Physical Education Food Preparation and Nutrition Film Studies

 

The Rodillian Academy