Curriculum Model

At Bishop Challoner Catholic College we run a two week timetable. Typically the curriculum is structured as below, however, depending on the teaching group, there may be some minor adjustments made.

Year 7

Subject:
Periods per fortnight:
Art
2
Citizenship
2
Design Technology
2
English
6
French
5
Geography
3
History
3
Computing
2
Mathematics
6
Music
2
PE
6
Performing Arts
2
RE
5
Science
6

Year 8

Subject:
Periods per fortnight:
Art
2
Citizenship
2
Design Technology
2
English
6
French
5
Geography
3
History
3
Computing
2
Mathematics
6
Music
2
PE
6
Performing Arts
2
RE
5
Science
6

Year 9

Subject:
Periods per fortnight:
Art
2
Citizenship
1
Design Technology
2
English
7
French
5
Geography
3
History
3
Computing
2
Mathematics
6
Music
2
PE
4
Performing Arts
2
RE
5
Science
8

At the end of Year 9 students select up to 4 option subjects from a range of choices. In addition students will complete ‘core’ subjects. Years 10 and 11 are structured as follows:

Year 10 and 11 - Core Subjects:

Subject:
Periods per fortnight:
English
8
Mathematics
7
PE
2
RE
5
Science
10

Year 10 and 11 - Optional Subjects:

Subject:
Periods per fortnight:
Art & Design
5
Business Studies
5
BTEC Dance
5
BTEC Sport
5
BTEC Performing Arts
5
Catering – Food and Nutrition
5
Computing
5
Extended Science (Separate Sciences)
5
French
5
Geography
5
Health & Social Care
5
History
5
Media Studies
5
Music
5
Product Design
5
PE
5

In the sixth form students are required to follow a suitable 16 – 19 Programme of Study. This programme of study includes qualification hours and non-qualification hours.

Qualification Hours:

Non Qualification Hours:

Year 12 and Year 13 Qualification Hours: - Option Subjects:

Subject:
Indicative Periods per fortnight:
General RE
2
GCSE English retake
4
GCSE Mathematics retake
4
Art & Design
10
Biology
10
Business Studies
10
BTEC Certificates/Diplomas
10
Chemistry
10
Core Mathematics
8
Economics
10
English Literature
10
French
10
Geography
10
Health & Social Care
10
History
10
Law
10
Mathematics
10
Further Mathematics
8
Media Studies
10
Performing Arts
10
PE
10
Physics
10
Product Design 3D
10
Psychology
10
Religious Studies
10
Sociology
10

Year 12 and Year 13 Non-Qualification Hours Subjects:

Subject:
Indicative Periods per fortnight:
Tutorial time
3
Enrichment/Sports-based activities
2
Study Support sessions
2
Progression Week
One week in summer term
Work Experience Placement
Two weeks in summer term