Curriculum

The School provides students with a wide-ranging curriculum which is broad and balanced throughout.  Knowledge acquisition is an important factor in our school and we endeavour to make sure that all students are able to master the subject-specifics to enable them to better understand the World around them and promoting students’ personal development.

We review our curriculum and look for the best ways to support students with remembering this knowledge, which has included recent use of the revision technique, Spaced Learning.

All students have the chance to study all the subjects and we look for ways to support the local community and look to open up different ways for our learners to study.  This has included sending some GCSE students to Yeovil College one afternoon a week to study engineering and construction.

 

Overview of the curriculum

Our curriculum is broad and balanced but refined each year in the light of national and local developments. The curriculum operating for the 2018 to 2019 school year is outlined below.

Teaching in Mathematics and Science is set according to ability.

English, Geography, History, French and creative subjects are taught in mixed ability classes.  The literacy group (instead of French) is a small nurture group of students who did not achieve the expected KS2 score.

Teaching in Mathematics and Science is set according to ability.

English, Geography, History, French and creative subjects are taught in mixed ability classes.

The literacy group (instead of French) is a small nurture group of students who did not achieve the expected KS2 score.

Teaching in Mathematics and Science is set according to ability.

English, Geography, History, French and creative subjects are taught in mixed ability classes.

The literacy group (instead of French) is a small nurture group of students who did not achieve the expected KS2 score.

 

Key Stage 4: Year 10

There is now a renewed emphasis on students achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBACC) which requires students to achieve certain levels in English Language and English Literature GCSEs, Maths GCSE, at least 2 Science GCSEs, History or Geography GCSE and a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language. This is an appropriate aspiration for many students at King Arthurs Community School.

For the 2018-2019 curriculum; all student study History and Geography and then choose further subjects to study.

*Yeovil College Course: Students attend Yeovil college one afternoon a week and we currently have students on the following level 2 (GCSE equivalent) courses:  Engineering and Construction. 

Teaching in Mathematics and Science is set according to ability.

English, Geography, History, French and option subjects are taught in mixed ability classes.

Teaching in Mathematics and Science is set according to ability.

English, |Geography, History, French and option subjects are taught in mixed ability classes.