Rednock School Curriculum 2021 | 2022

The aims of our curriculum: 
  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes and nurtures skills for learning and for life
  • Work together with all interested parties to embrace diversity and change  
  • Enable students to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations  
  • Support students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development  
  • Support students’ physical development and responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing through being active
  • Support students’ awareness of and responsibility for their own wellbeing and mental health and enable them to be discuss this openly  
  • Promote a positive attitude towards learning  
  • Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every student and appropriate levels of challenge and support  
  • Provide subject choices that support students’ learning and progression, and enable them to work towards achieving their goals  
  • Develop students’ independent learning skills and resilience, to equip them for further/higher education and life beyond education 
  • Promote British values across all key stages
At Rednock School we want all students to have a sense of place in our School Community where ‘Everyone Matters’.  

The whole school curriculum is based upon 4 key strands. Each strand supports students to become knowledgeable and well rounded individuals ready to embrace life beyond Rednock School:

Please click here to find out more information on the 4 key curriculum strands.

Covid Recovery Curriculum 

A number of strategies have been implemented to ensure that all students have the best possible learning experience and gaps in knowledge or skills competencies are kept to a minimum. This includes:

  • A Blended Learning Strategy based on Google Classroom to support students that need to study at home as a result of self-isolation.
  • Reorganisation and resequencing of the curriculum within subject areas to ensure that students have the opportunity to review and revisit content and practice skills.
  • Uncompromising focus on improving Key Stage 3 literacy levels via the whole school Accelerated Reader Programme.
  • Individual and small group intervention work as required.
Key Stage 3:

Students in Years 7 to 9 (KS3) follow the 2014 Key Stage 3 National Curriculum.

Time allocation (in hours) for each subject in Key Stage 3 is as follows:

Subject Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
English     6     6     7
Mathematics     6     6     7
Science     5     6     6
Languages     4     5     5
Geography     2     3     3
History     2     3     3
Philosophy & Applied Ethics     2     2     2
Technology     4     4     4
Physical Education     4     4     4
Art     2     2     2
Music     2     2     2
Drama     2     2     1
Computing     2     2     1
Life Skills     1     1     1
Skills Based Curriculum     4     0     0
Literacy     2     2     2
Total Hours     50     50     50

In Year 7 all students study French, German and Spanish for a term each. During Term 4 they will be asked to choose which language they prefer to continue studying in Year 8 and Year 9. 

Please click here to view the Key Stage 3 Curriculum Guides

Key Stage 4:

Most students study a core curriculum (including 5 GCSEs) and 4 chosen option subjects (which can be either GCSE or vocational qualifications).

Regardless of the curriculum pathway followed, all Key Stage 4 students will study a Core Curriculum and have the opportunity to select between 2 to 4 option subjects:

Core Curriculum

English Language (One GCSE)

English Literature (One GCSE)

Maths (One GCSE)

Combined Science (Two GCSE’s)

Life Skills & Ethics, Physical Education – Non-examined subjects

The grading of the GCSE qualifications has changed to a 9 to 1 scale, click here for more details.

Time allocation (in hours per fortnight) for each subject in Key Stage 4:
Subject Year 10 Year 11
English     9     8
Mathematics     7     8
Science     9     9
Physical Education     3     3
Digital Literacy     1     0
Life Skills and Ethics     2     2
Option Choice A     5     5
Option Choice B     5     5
Option Choice C     5     5
Option Choice D     5     5
Total Hours     51     50

* In 2021/2022, one additional hour was added to the English time allocation in Year 10 to support the recovery curriculum. This hour was taken from digital literacy.

Please click here to view the Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guides

Key Stage 5:

In Years 12 and 13 students are likely to follow one of the Curriculum Pathways listed below:

Academic Pathway:

Compulsory Component of Pathway: Enrichment – Work Related Learning; Community Participation; Personal Development – Skills Challenge; Extended Project Qualification (Year 12); 3 x A Levels.

Progression Route: Apprenticeship | HND | Degree

Level 2 | 3 Pathway:

Compulsory Component of Pathway: Enrichment – Work Related Learning; Community Participation; Personal Development – Skills Challenge

Option Component of Pathway: Extended Project Qualification (Year 13); Level 3 BTEC Courses (1, 2 or 3); Maths and English GCSE as required; Level 3 Certificate Courses; A Levels (1, 2 or 3); Work Experience Placements

Progression Route: Apprenticeship | HND | Degree

Qualifications Available:

Please click here to view the Key Stage 5 Curriculum Guides