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 2018

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

 

Year 9 - Foundation to GCSE
English 4 lessons
Maths 4 lessons
Combined Science 4 lessons
Religious Education 2 lessons 
French/Spanish 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.

 

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/French

2 Choices from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Computer Science, Design Technology, Dance, Drama, Media Studies, Music, Sports Science, Sports Studies, 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, Digital IT, Media Studies, Music, Sport Science, Sports Studies, Photography, Vcert Business, Vcert Food & Cookery, Dance, NCFE Child Development & Care, NCFE Graphic Design

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

2 Choice from the following:
French, Spanish, History, Geography, Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, Media Studies, Music, Sports Studies, Sports Science, Photography, Design Technology, Separate Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), NCFE Engineering Studies
  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 Studies, Music, Sports Science, Sports Studies, Photography, Design Technology, Vcert Business, Vcert Food & Cookery, BTEC Child Development & Care, NCFE Engineering Studies, NCFE Graphic Design


 

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