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Curriculum & Assessment - Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11)

CURRICULUM

In Years 9, 10 and 11 a degree of choice is available within a broad curriculum framework. The choices are made in Year 8 by students and their parents, in consultation with Faculty leadership at the College & subject tutors.

All students will undertake a programme of spiritual, moral, social & cultural (SMSC) development, including fundamental British values,  delivered through a combination of the curriculum and mentor time. Students will also be engaged in a programme of Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) delivered through a combination of the curriculum and mentor time. Our Programme of Study for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, teamworking and critical thinking in the context of learning; grouped into three core themes: health and wellbeing, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic wellbeing and aspects of careers education). The national curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. PSHE education contributes to our statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002  and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding

Assessment of all students' progress is carried out regularly, and is used to review grouping arrangements in subjects which are organised into ability sets. These are kept as flexible as possible to allow students to change according to progress. Details of the KS4 courses and curriculum overviews are available in the course booklet. 

Click here to view the College KS4 options booklet (for current Year 8 students)

Click here to view the College KS4 options booklet (for entry into Year 10-2017)

Click here to download the Year 10 options form (Triple Science Pathway)

Click here to download the Year 10 options form (Double Science Pathway)

Click here to download the Options presentation from 21.02.17

 

CURRICULUM 2017

From September 2017 all students entering Lutterworth College either as a Year 9 student (3 year pathway) or Year 10 student (2 year pathway - only available 2017-2019) will study a core of 30 hours to include English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) and core PE. They will have also chosen 4 option subjects to carry forward to full GCSE qualifications.

Students from September 2017 onwards can expect a curriculum allocation and choice as detailed below:

Core

 All students

must complete

 GCSE

(except where specified)

Typical hours per subject

(per 2-week cycle)

 

Enrichment opportunities

English

English Language & English Literature

 7 (combined)

Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

Sport Leaders Award

 

Volunteering Programme

 

Latin

 

Sports Teams

 

Subject Mentors

 

Student Leadership

 

Student Voice

Maths

Mathematics

 7

Science (Double or Triple)

Biology, Chemistry & Physics

 

Year 10 entry = 8 (Double) or

 13 (Triple)

Year 9 entry = 12 (4 hours per subject)

 

Core Physical Education

 Year 9 = 4 hours

Year 10&11 = 3 hours

Options

 

Students must complete four optional subjects during KS4 if taking Triple Science.

 

Those students taking Double Science must select five optional subjects but must choose as one of their options either Computing, Geography, 

History or a MFL (French or

Spanish)

 

 

Art

Business

Computing

Dance

Drama

Food & Nutrition

French

Geography

History

Media

Music

Physical Education

Product Design

Religious Education

Sociology

Spanish

Sport (BTEC)

Textiles (Year 9 only)

 5 per subject

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSESSMENT

TARGET LEVELS FOR KEY STAGE 4

At Key Stage 4 account is taken of all the information available to us about your child, including their Key Stage 2 and 3 results and their NFER CAT scores. We use Fischer Family Trust  probability information to help decide on the target grade.  Progress is judged against the target grade so that we can identify where students may need extra support.

Nationally, the expected average grade is C/B. This will change to the new graded 1-9 criteria for all GCSE's from 2017 with the expected average grade being in the 4-6 range.

You will be sent information about your child’s progress and/or attitude to learning three times a year in a Progress Review. This will be shown as a split grade with the Target Grade (TAG) first and then the Minimum Expected Grade (MEG).

The Target Grade will be the grade that shows that a student has gained more than what was expected of them based on previous information and data. The Minimum Expected Grade will be the grade that shows a student has achieved what was expected of them based on previous information and data.

For example: Student X is targeting an A grade but the minimum they should get is a B grade. The TAG is an A grade. The MEG is a B grade. It is expressed on reports as A/B.

Should you have any queries about how your child’s target has been set, do not hesitate to contact your child's Pastoral Manager.

 

KEY STAGE 4 COURSEWORK & EXTENDED PROJECTS

Coursework is an important part of your child's studies and we encourage parents and students to discuss coursework deadlines regularly. If you have any questions about the coursework element of a course please contact your child's teacher.

Many courses have an element of controlled assessment. This is work which is carried out in lessons under the supervision of a member of staff. Your child may have some preparation to do at home to enable them to complete this.