Underpinning our philosophy of being ‘ambitious for all our students’ is a broad, balanced, relevant and exciting curriculum which ensures continued progression and development, both academic and personal.
We hope that it will enable students to leave school with strong morals, a tolerant and enquiring mind and a positive, well-rounded outlook.
If you do have any questions regarding our curriculum, or wish to find out more about the curriculum that we offer, please do not hesitate to contact the School Office using the details at the bottom of this page.
Key Stage 3
Years 7 and 8:
Students follow the curriculum below.
Art (2 lessons per fortnight)
Design and Technology (3 lessons per fortnight)
Drama (2 lessons per fortnight)
English (6 lessons per fortnight)
French or Spanish (6 lessons per fortnight)
Geography (3 lessons per fortnight)
History (3 lessons per fortnight)
ICT (2 lessons per fortnight)
Maths (7 lessons per fortnight)
Music (2 lessons per fortnight)
Personal Development (PD) (1 lesson per fortnight)
Physical Education (PE) (4 lessons per fortnight)
Religious Education (RE) (3 lessons per fortnight)
Science (6 lessons per fortnight)
Some students may be invited to take part in a specialist Literacy group. This is done in consultation with parents and involves the students concentrating on key Literacy skills such as reading and spelling in place of studying a modern foreign language.
In March of Year 8, students are involved in a mini Options process. They are asked to choose three of the subjects below in which they would like to specialise during Year 9. Students then receive three lessons per fortnight of the subjects that they have chosen during Year 9.
Dance Graphic Products
Drama Resistant Materials
They continue to study the remainder of the curriculum, as outlined above, as normal.
Key Stage 4
Years 10 and 11
All students study the Core Subjects at GCSE:
- English and English Literature
- Science and Additional Science
Students then have a choice of Options Subjects:
GCSEs Vocational Courses
Business Studies Hospitality (HALO)
Computing Health and Social Care
Dance Sports Leadership
All students continue their core Physical Education and Personal Development lessons.
Please see the individual subject pages for more detail on the courses that we offer at Key Stage 4.
Please see the Twynham Sixth Form website for details of the courses that are available.