Curriculum

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The curriculum for Hope Academy is designed to encourage a thirst for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning. It covers a range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical and sporting excellence.

The curriculum at Hope enables students to experience a wide range of subjects in Key Stage Three. Students develop a broad knowledge and skills base upon which they can build once they select their options for GCSE and begin to develop expertise across a number of different courses in year 10.

Hope has a curriculum offer which extends beyond the Academy day and offers a wide range of expressive arts, sporting and literacy based opportunities provided by staff and external coaches.

Hope has developed a bespoke curriculum which supports and challenges learners of all abilities. To find out more information about the curriculum we are following please contact Mrs M Adams (marie.adams@sthelens.org.uk) on 01744 671930.

An overview of the units covered in each subject for each year group can be found in the subjects section. 

KS3 Curriculum Information September 2019

Year 7
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons
Science 3 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
Spanish 2 lessons
Geography 1 lesson
History 2 lessons 
Technology / Drama / Music / Food Technology​ 2 lessons per week on half yearly rotation
Physical Education 2 lessons
Computing 1 lesson
Art 1 lesson

 

Year 8
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons
Science 3 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
French 2 lessons
Geography 2 lessons
History 1 lesson
Technology / Drama / Music / Food Technology 2 lessons per week on half yearly rotation
Physical Education 2 lessons
Computing 1 lesson
Art 1 lesson

 

Year 9
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons

Science

4 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
French 2 lessons

Physical Education

2 lessons
History 2 lessons
Geography 2 lessons
 

Students refine their studies at the end of year 8 and choose two of the following Creative Arts and/or Technology subjects (1 lesson each per week):

Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Music

All students study OCR National PE in year 9-11 (Sports Studies or Sports Science).

KS4 Curriculum Information September 2019

Year 10
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons

Science

Biology/Chemistry/

Physics

4 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
Physical Education 2 lessons (Sports Studies or Sports Science)
History/Geography 2 lessons
All Option Subjects 3 lessons
 

Green Pathway
1 Choice: History or Geography
1 Choice: Spanish/French

1 Choice from the following:
History, Geography, Art, Business, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Music, Photography, Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

 

Orange Pathway

1 Choice: History, Geography

2 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, Music, Photography, Engineering, Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

 

Yellow Pathway
1 Choice: History, Geography

2 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Design Technology, Drama, Digital IT, Media Studies, Music, Photography, NCFE Child Development & Care, NCFE Graphic Design, Hospitality and Catering

Year 11
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons

Combined Science

Biology/Chemistry/

Physics

4 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
Physical Education 2 lesson (Sports Studies or Sports Science)
All Option Subjects 2 lessons
  Green Pathway
1 Choice: History or Geography
1 Choice: Spanish or French
2 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, Media, Music, GCSE PE, Photography, Design Technology, Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Dance
  Yellow Pathway
1 Choice:History, Geography, Spanish or French

3 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Drama, Digital IT, NCFE Graphics, Media, Music, Photography,Design Technology, Vcert Business, Vcert Food & Cookery, BTEC Child Development & Care, NCFE Graphic Design