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Secondary Curriculum Details 

Due to the nature of the setting it is highly likely that students will not be placed in chronological year group, however we have created curriculum maps in chronological year group as this makes it easier for the DFE to see what we are covering. As we will continue to be used as a medium term mental health recovery placement (1-2 years) it will generally be the case that students will have moved to another school before taking GCSE. Those students who do take GCSE are likely to be older than year 11 in most cases, or will have joined us later in their school career in year 9 and 10, and not be ready emotionally or mentally to leave yet. They will require BESPOKE 1:1 tuition and BESPOKE schemes of work because it will depend what has been covered with them previously and where the gaps are in their learning as to what educational aims are covered when. Currently our 2018/19 GCSE offer is limited to English Language, Maths, Sciences, art (3 different types), media studies. Music is also facilitated by an outside provider.

We have capacity to offer Business studies, languages, citizenship at GCSE and will plan for these with the exam boards should students wish to take them in 2019/20




Curriculum Maps 

Curriculum overview for years 7 and 8
MAP YEARS 78.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [616.2 KB]
Curriculum overview for years 9 and 10
MAP YEARS 910.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [532.2 KB]

English to GCSE

What do we cover in English during Year 7?
ENGLISH Overview YEAR 7.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [239.2 KB]
What do we cover in English in Year 8?
ENGLISH Overview YEAR 8.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [237.9 KB]
What do we cover in English during Year 9?
ENGLISH Overview YEAR 9.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [237.5 KB]
What do we cover in English in Year 10?
Microsoft Word document [16.0 KB]
Microsoft Word document [18.2 KB]
Teaching scheme for AQA English GCSE
AQA teaching scheme ENGLISH .pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [292.7 KB]
Single Year GCSE AQA teaching scheme (retakes)
AQA teaching scheme for English Language[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [237.9 KB]
ASSESSMENT criteria and language breakdown for GCSE
AQA English Language levelling and techn[...]
Microsoft Power Point presentation [128.6 KB]

P.S.H.C.E - all years 

In addition to the BESPOKE life skills programmes created for small groups of students in liaison with psychologists and occupational therapists, we also teach Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education via a purchased scheme. The sheme books are modern, relevant and accessible and are further complimented by the young people bringing in their own resources and starting points. We are currently investigating the possibility of delivering citizenship 9-1 GCSE via OCR in 2019/20 

Details of the PSHCE scheme coverage
Microsoft Word document [16.7 KB]

Geography to GCSE

What does progression by year group look like in geography?
Adobe Acrobat document [396.9 KB]
What is the detailed coverage for geography years 7 to 10?
geography more detailed objectives.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [379.8 KB]

If students have maintained chronological year group, the geography curriculum is designed to have covered the GCSE syllabus by the end of year 10. This leaves year 11 to re-visit and expand case studies, carry out additional fieldwork residentials, and prepare for examination. If students have not maintained chronological year group, or have entered the school in order to do re-takes, a bespoke sheme of work will be created for them based on an initial assessment of what knowledge has been maintained from the previous setting. See sample Medium Term Plans on the next tab. 

Key case study summaries
15 key Case Studies for GCSE geography.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [750.7 KB]
Additional Case Studies for year 11
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.1 MB]

History to Y9/10

What does progression in history look like across the year groups?
Adobe Acrobat document [390.8 KB]
What is the more detailed coverage in history up to year 10?
Detailed history coverage across the sch[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [381.3 KB]

Year 11 - we do not offer history GCSE. If, however, a student showed exceptional aptitude we could provide this on a 1:1 tuition package basis, as the syllabus for year 10 covers 50% of the GCSE course with OCR. The student would need to be within chronological year group or out of chronological year group on a re-take tuition basis. See sample Medium Term plans on the next tab. 

Information and Communication Technology to Y9

Year 7
2018 NEW SCHOOL Yr 7 ICT Scheme of Work.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [617.2 KB]
Year 8
2018 new school ICT Yr 8 Scheme of Work.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [615.7 KB]
year 9
2018 new school ICT Yr 9 Scheme of Work.[...]
Microsoft Word document [32.5 KB]

Languages to Y9 currently (GCSE potential)

Modern Foreign Languages overview
2018 new school MFL overview.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [193.3 KB]

We do not currently have students with a desire or capability to take a language course at GCSE level, therefore we do not have language plans beyond Y9. However with native or highly competent speakers/teachers on the staff  (German, French, Hindi, Urdu and Spanish) we have the capacity to offer bespoke courses following the OCR syllabus should students wish to take these in the future via 1:1 tuition. 

Sample Medium Term Plans can be found under the SAMPLE MTPS TAB -  Above and to your left




Adam our therapy dog 

Would your care home, school or charity like a visit from Adam or from our therapy rabbit Bugs? We do a lot of volunteering visits, so give us a call if you'd like us to pop by (guildford and surrounding areas)

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