Curriculum

As a publicly funded Academy, Sir Roger Manwood’s School has a contract with the Secretary of State that enables it to choose its own curriculum as long as that curriculum is broad and balanced and provides a quality education for all its students and includes English, Mathematics and Science. We use this opportunity to deliver a challenging and inspiring curriculum fit for the 21st century which all students follow. We ensure that the curriculum meets the individual needs of all our learners and the collective needs of the wider community. In accordance with our funding agreements with the Secretary of State we must make provision for the teaching of Religious Education. This is a contractual requirement on all academies.

The curriculum provision outlined below is for 2018-19. The curriculum is reviewed annually.

The school operates a two week timetable, with 24 hour long periods in each week, with students in Years 7 to 11 having 48 lessons per fortnight. The details for each year group are below; the number in brackets gives the number of hour long lessons per fortnight.

Year 7

Art (3) Computer Studies (1) Drama (1) English (5) French (5) Games (2) Geography (4) History (3)  Literacy (1) Mandarin (1) Mathematics (6) Music (3) PE (2) Product Design (2) Religious Education (2) Science (6) Tutorial (1)

Year 8

Art (2) Computer Studies (1) Drama (1) English (6) French (5) German, Mandarin or Spanish (5) Geography (3) History (3) Mathematics (6) Music (2) PE (3) Product Design (2) Religious Education (2) Science (6) Tutorial (1)

Year 9

Art (2) Computer Studies (1) Drama (1) English (5) French (5) German, Mandarin or Spanish (5) Geography (3) History (4) Mathematics (6) Music (2) PE (3) Product Design (2) Religious Education (2) Science (6) Tutorial (1)

Year 10

All students follow GCSE courses in:

Biology (4) Chemistry (4) English (GCSEs in English and English Literature) (7) French or German or Spanish or Mandarin (5) Mathematics (6) Physics (4)

All students also follow non examined courses of PE (2) and Religious Education (1)

Students choose to follow a further 3 GCSE courses, of 5 periods each, from:

Art and Design (Fine Art); Business; Computer Studies; Design &Technology; Drama; French; German; Geography; History; Mandarin; Music; Physical Education; Religious Studies; Spanish

Students will sit GCSEs in the summer of 2020 in 10 subjects.

Year 11

All students follow GCSE courses in:

Biology (4) Chemistry (4) English (GCSEs in English and English Literature) (7) French or German or Spanish or Mandarin (5) Mathematics (6) Physics (4)

All students also follow non examined courses of PE (2) and Religious Education (1)

Students choose to follow a further 3 GCSE courses, of 5 periods each, from:

Art and Design (Fine Art); Business; Computer Studies; Design & Technology - Resistant Materials, Product Design, Food and Nutrition; Drama; French; German; Geography; History; Mandarin; Music; Physical Education; Religious Studies; Spanish

Students will sit GCSEs in the summer of 2019 in 10 subjects.

Sixth Form

The standard pattern is that most students follow three subjects across both years.  If taking four, a student must continue with these subjects across the two years. All subjects follow a two year linear course. In addition, all students have a one hour mentoring session and a one hour tutorial session with their tutor. The school also strongly urges its Sixth Form students to undertake at least an hour of volunteering each week, whether that is inside or outside school, and to complete an Extended Project Qualification.

Further information may be found in the Sixth Form section of this website.

Courses Running in Year 12

Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Philosophy, Spanish

Courses Running in Year 13

Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, English Literature, French, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Spanish