At Jubilee High School our curriculum bridges the gap from KS2 and supports students in studying the range of courses available post 16. In order to achieve this our curriculum is split into two Key Stages; Key Stage 3 (years 7-9) and Key Stage 4 (years 10-11).
Key Stage 3
This covers year 7, 8 and 9 with students selecting their options pathway midway through year 9 so that they are ready to start their GCSE's from September of year 10.
Core subjects in KS3 are: English, Mathematics and Science. These subjects are each given six lessons a fortnight.
Subjects also studied are: Art, Computing, Dance, Drama, 3D modelling, Food and nutrition, French, Geography, Graphics, History, Music, PE, Philosophy and Ethics, Spanish, Textiles. These subjects are given up to four lessons per fortnight.
Key Stage 4
Students are guided through the options pathway process during year 9. The subjects which are compulsory are contained in the core block. The subjects in the core block are; English, Maths, Science (combined award or separate sciences) and Philosophy and Ethics.
Students then select one subject from the health and movement option which contains the following choices; NCFE PE, OCR PE and Dance.
The remainder of the curriculum is then more personalised to student choice and students can select three from the options subjects listed below.
Options subjects: 3D Design, Business Studies, Computer Science, Drama, Fine Art, Food and Nutrition, Geography, History, Music, The Prince's Trust Award, French, Spanish and Textiles.
During the options process students are given bespoke guidance on which pathways would suit them best.
To ensure that 'Every Individual Learns, Achieves and Thrives' a students' learning journey is mapped out to show the progression of increased depth and breadth that takes place within each subject from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4. The journey is mapped out to show:
- The subject specific knowledge topics of each curriculum area that will be covered in each year.
- The bigger picture learning journey questions for each unit.
- The progression in knowledge and skills from year 7 to year 11.