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.

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.

Click on the subject name below for an overview of the units covered in each year group. 

KS3 / KS4 Curriculum Information September 2017

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

 

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

 

Year 9
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons
Combined Science 4 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
Physical Education 2 lessons
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, BusinessComputer Science, Design Technology, DramaMedia Studies, Music, PE, Photography, Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

 

Yellow Pathway
1 Choice: History, Geography, Spanish or French

3 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Design Technology, Drama, ECDL, Dance, Media Studies, Music, PE, Photography, Vcert Business, Vcert Health & Fitness, Vcert Food & Cookery, VCert Graphics, BTEC Child Development 

 

Year 10
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons
Combined Science 4 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
Physical Education 2 lessons
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, BusinessComputer Science, Design Technology, DramaMedia Studies, Music, PE, Photography, Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)

 

Yellow Pathway
1 Choice: History, Geography, Spanish or French

3 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Design Technology, Drama, ECDLMedia Studies, Music, PE, Photography, Vcert Business, Vcert Health & Fitness, Vcert Food & Cookery, VCert Graphics, BTEC Child Development 

Year 11
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons
Science (Combined Science) 4 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
Physical Education 1 lesson
All Option Subjects 3 lessons
  Green Pathway
1 Choice: History or Geography
1 Choice: Spanish or French

1 Choice from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Drama, Graphics, Media Studies, Music, PE, Photography, Resistant Materials, separate Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  Yellow Pathway
1 Choice: History, Geography, Spanish or French

2 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Drama, ECDL, Graphics, Media Studies, Music, PE, Photography, Resistant Materials, Vcert Business, Vcert Health & Fitness, Vcert Food & Cookery, BTEC Child Development


 

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  • 24/06/2018 We can't wait to welcome all our new Yr 7 students back for our second Transition Day tomorrow. We're also hugely looking forward to welcoming all parents tomorrow evening! Here's an insight into just how amazing our first Transition Day was! Read more
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  • 23/06/2018 Well done to Year 2 from St.Peters primary when they visited us to celebrate Science week! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!