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 2020

We are operating a two week timetable and the number of 50 minutes lessons stated are per fortnight.

Year 7
English 10 lessons
Maths 10 lessons
Science 8 lessons
Religious Education 4 lessons 
Spanish/French 4 lessons
Geography 4 lessons
History 4 lessons 
Technology/Drama/Music/Food Technology​/Art 6 lessons
Physical Education 4 lessons
Computing 2 lessons
Personal Development 2 lessons

 

Year 8
English 10 lessons
Maths 10 lessons
Science 8 lessons
Religious Education 5 lessons 
French/Spanish 5 lessons
Geography 4 lessons
History 4 lessons
Technology / Drama / Music / Food Technology / Art 6 lessons
Physical Education 4 lessons
Computing 2 lessons

 

Year 9
English 10 lessons
Maths 10 lessons

Science

8 lessons
Religious Education 4 lessons 
French / Spanish 5 lessons

Physical Education

4 lessons
History 4 lessons
Geography 5 lessons
Computer Science 2 lessons
Art / Graphics / Design Technology / Music / Drama / Food Technology

6 lessons

KS4 Curriculum Information September 2020

Year 10
English 10 lessons
Maths 10 lessons

Science

Biology/Chemistry/

Physics

9 lessons
Religious Education 5 lessons 
Core Physical Education 4 lessons 
All Option Subjects 5 lessons
 

Green Pathway
1 Choice: History or Geography
1 Choice: Spanish or 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, Media, Physical Education, Photography, Engineering, Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Sports Studies

 

Yellow Pathway
1 Choice: History, Geography

2 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Design Technology, Drama, Digital IT, Media, Music, Physical Education, Photography, NCFE Child Development & Care, NCFE Graphic Design, Hospitality and Catering, Sports Studies, BTEC Technical Award in Enterprise

Year 11
English 10 lessons
Maths 10 lessons

Combined Science

Biology/Chemistry/

Physics

9 lessons
Religious Education 5 or 6 lessons depending on timetable block
Core Physical Education 2 lessons 
Sport Studies / Sport Science 5 or 6 lessons depending on timetable block
Option Subjects 5 or 6 lessons depending on timetable block
 

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