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SUBJECT HOURS PER CYCLE
English 6
Mathematics 6
Science 7
Modern Foreign Language 5
Geography 4
History 4
Life Skills 3
Design Technology 3
Physical Education 3
Computing 2
Art 2
Music 2
Drama 1
Religious Studies 2
TOTAL 50

YEAR 8 CURRICULUM HOURS PER FORTNIGHTLY CYCLE:

SUBJECT HOURS PER CYCLE
English 6
Mathematics 6
Science 7
Modern Foreign Language 5
Design Technology 3
Geography 4
History 4
Life Skills 2
Physical Education 3
Religious Studies 2
Computing 2
Art 2
Music 2
Drama 1
Business Studies 1
TOTAL 50

YEAR 9 CURRICULUM HOURS PER FORTNIGHTLY CYCLE:

SUBJECT HOURS PER CYCLE
English 8
Mathematics 8
Science 8
Modern Foreign Language 6
Design Technology 3
Geography OR History 5
Life Skills 2
Physical Education 2
Religious Studies 2
Computing 2
Art 2
Music 1
Drama 1
TOTAL 50

Curriculum Offer and Options at KS4 2018-2019

The curriculum at KS4 is designed to enable all girls to follow a personalised pathway in order to access their chosen progression route at the end of Year 11.  Many girls will progress to level 3 courses of study and then go on to university.  Many of our girls will successfully to apply to high performing Universities with very exacting entry standards.  The KS4 curriculum is designed to provide for those entry standards for girls who aspire to that pathway.  The option blocks are based on personalised routes of specialism or breadth, but the majority of the girls will follow a diet of:​

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (Double Award)
  • GCSE History or Geography or Additional English and Maths curriculum time
  • GCSE Modern Language from French or German
  • CORE Physical Education
  • CORE Religion and Life Skills Education

Two option subjects of personal choice from the following list (List A):

LIST A

GCSE Food and Nutrition
BTEC Tech Award Fashion and Textiles
GCSE Technology
GCSE Business Studies
BTEC Level 2 Business and Enterprise First Award
GCSE Art and Design
BTEC Art and Design
GCSE Music
GCSE Drama
GCSE Physical Education
BTEC Performing Arts: Dance or Musical Theatre
GCSE Computer Science
Cambridge National Creative Media Level 2
GCSE Separate Sciences
GCSE History
GCSE Geography
GCSE Religious Studies
BTEC Travel and Tourism
BTEC Tech Award Health and Social Care

Every effort is made to ensure that all girls have a personalised route of preference and aspiration.

SUBJECT HOURS PER CYCLE
English Language and Literature 9
Mathematics 8
GCSE Combined Science: Trilogy (Double Award) 9
Modern Language or Option A (an option from List A) 5
Option B Humanities or additional English and Maths 5
Option C (an option from List A) 5
Option D (an option from List A) 5
Core RS and Life Skills 2
Core PE 2
TOTAL 50

Progression beyond Fairfield

Girls will be provided with the information, advice and guidance they require in order to make the best decisions about progression route beyond Fairfield. This takes place using both external and internal expertise and particularly in consultation with our partners in post 16 provision.

For further information on our curriculum, please contact our Deputy Headteacher - Mrs Stephanie Bateman - on sbateman@fairfieldhighschool.co.uk

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