Curriculum

The Arthur Terry School is committed to providing excellent teaching and learning in an environment that enables individuals to gain the highest possible academic and personal achievements. The school actively supports the development of social responsibility and self-worth.

Our vision is to create outstanding, personalised learning and enrichment opportunities that develop our young people into confident, independent, lifelong learners, who are equipped to make a positive contribution to the local community and beyond.

Planning has been undertaken to develop a coherent, broad and balanced 11-19 curriculum that inspires and challenges our students. The curriculum enables the vast majority of students to study subjects from the academic core as well as subjects from the Performing Arts, Art, Design and Technology, Business and Computing.

Detailed information regarding the Arthur Terry School curriculum can be found in our Curriculum Policy.
Click here to view the Curriculum Policy document.

Further information regarding topics studied in each subject at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 can be accessed by clicking the subjects on the side menu.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 & 8
Our provision follows a two year programme at KS3 that delivers the National Curriculum across the subject areas identified in the table below :
Students follow a PSHCE programme for one period per fortnight. This programme allows students to develop their learning and thinking skills, participate in Personal, Social and Health Education, and experience Citizenship lessons with an emphasis on British Values.

For September 2017,  Year 7 and Year 8 students will have the following number of periods per subject per fortnight:

Year 7

Subject Periods
English 7
Maths 7
Science 6
Computing 2
PE 4
Design And Technology 3
Art 2
Drama 2
Music 2
Geography 3
History 3
Spanish 6
RE 3
PSHCE 1

Year 8

Subject Periods
English 6
Maths 7
Science 6
Computing 2
PE 4
Design And Technology 3
Art 2
Drama 2
Music 2
Geography 3
History 3
Spanish 6
or French / Spanish 3 per subject
RE 3
PSHCE 1

Key Stage 4

Our provision at KS4 follows a three year programme with students following a set of core courses all leading to a GCSE qualification. This core is supported by a range of optional courses. Within the combination of subjects available students will be encouraged to study for the Ebacc qualification where appropriate. PSHCE delivery continues at Key Stage 4.

Year 9

Subject Periods
English 8
Maths 7
Science 9
PE 3
RE (short course) 2
PSHCE 1
4 Options 5

Year 10

Subject Periods
English 8
Maths 8
Science 9
PE 2
RE (short course) 2
PSHCE 1
4 Options 5

Year 11

Subject Periods
English 8
Maths 8
Science 9
PE 2
RE 1
IT (IGCSE only) 2
4 Options 5

The Sixth Form

Year 12 & 13
The school offers 31 Level 3 subjects at A level and BTEC. This currently includes the additional provision of the Extended Project Qualification and AS Core Maths. All subjects receive up to 10 lessons per fortnight.

* The A level curriculum offer is reviewed each year and the school may need to remove qualifications from offer that are not viable due to low student uptake. The decision to remove subjects from the curriculum offer will be made as early as possible in the Spring Term following the sixth form application deadline.