Curriculum and Course Details

 

Our curriculum is designed to offer a broad and balanced experience for all students and aims to develop confident, independent, responsible and successful individuals.  At Pershore we largely follow the revised National Curriculum and in doing so promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our students.

 

Our Timetable:

 

The timetable is composed of 25 one hour lessons per week organised into a two week timetable.  There are five lessons per day with four in the morning and one in the afternoon.  Each day starts with a 10 minute registration period and after lunch there is a 20 minute session for tutor activities and assemblies.

 

Key Stage 3 = Years 7, 8 and 9

Key Stage 4 = Years 10 and 11

Key Stage 5 = Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum:

 

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9) the curriculum is arranged according to the list below (period numbers are for a 50 hour two week timetable):

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

6

6

6

Maths

6

6

6

Science

6

6

6

Art

4

3

3

Citizenship & PSHE/Learn2**

2

2

2

Design and Technology

4

4

4

Drama

2

1

1

French *

3

3

3

German *

 

3

3

Geography

3

3

3

History

3

3

3

ICT & Computing

2

2

2

Music

3

2

2

PE

4

4

4

Religious Studies ***

2

2

2

Spanish*

 

3

3

 

*French/German – all students study French in Years 7, 8 and 9.  In Years 8 and 9 most students will also study German.  A small number of students in Years 8 and 9 study Spanish in lieu of German

**Students in Year 8 only follow a Learn2 course, which helps them develop the skills required to be successful learners.

*** Religious Studies includes content from the local agreed syllabus for religious studies

 

Course Details:

 

 

Year 9 Progress Check Explanation (2021-22) 

 

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum:

 

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) the curriculum is arranged according to the list below (period numbers are for a 50 hour two week timetable).  Course details can be found in the Options booklet.

 

Core Subjects

Periods per fortnight

English

8

Maths

7

Science

11

PE

3

Society and Ethics*

1

 

 

4 Option Pathway

 

4 GCSE and equivalent qualifications (see Options booklet for list and more information)

20

 

 

Level 1 College Pathway

 

Level 1 college course**

8

2 GCSE or equivalent subjects

10

English and maths support

1

 

*Society and Ethics includes content from the local agreed syllabus for religious studies

**Some Level 1 qualifications are offered in conjunction with Warwickshire College - Evesham or Pershore and involve students travelling to the Evesham campus for one morning a week.

For further information on the curriculum please contact Jason Howell (Assistant Headteacher) jh@pershore.worcs.sch.uk

 

Course Details

The KS4 Course Outlines are available from the downloads below:

 

Key Stage 4 Options Booklet 2021

Application Form KS3/4 for external students