Curriculum

The Parkside Curriculum is designed to ensure that our pupils are:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum to all Year Groups with varied and flexible routes of progression personalised to the needs of individual pupils.

Years 7 and 8

In Years 7 and 8 all of our pupils have access to the same broad range of subjects delivered in different styles and proportions appropriate to the individual’s needs and abilities.

All pupils study English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Computing, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, Technology, Performing Arts and a Modern Foreign Language, in line with the National Curriculum.

Pupils are set in one of three bands based on their English skills and separately, on their Mathematical skills.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education is delivered both across the curriculum and through our innovative Inspire Days where our pupils interact with and learn from a wide range of organisations, charities and businesses.

Years 9, 10 and 11

During Years 9, 10 and 11, pupils study a selection of courses designed to ensure that every pupil can achieve success. Pupils make selections of subjects following discussions between a Senior Teacher, the individual pupil and their parents.

Pupils will study a common core of subjects. These are English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, Physical Education, Religious Education.

Pupils will then be able to choose from the list of subjects below. The number of choices they are able to make and the range of subjects they can choose from will vary from Pathway to Pathway.

GCSE Subjects: Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, French, German, Psychology, Sociology, Food Technology, Product Design, Textiles, Art, Physical Education, Drama, Expressive Art, Music, Business Studies, Health & Social Care and Leisure & Tourism.

BTEC Subjects: Hospitality, Sports Studies.

The majority of pupils will study for GCSE Science and ICT qualifications but some may study for Creative IMedia, depending on ability and likely outcomes

Subject Curriculum Plans

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