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Curriculum Overview

Curriculum at the John Roan 2018-19

The curriculum at the John Roan has been revised for 2017-18 so that all students follow a broad and balanced curriculum from Y7 to Y11. The KS3 curriculum is distributed as follows:

English

Maths

Science

Hist

Geog

RE

MFL

IT

DT

Art

Mu/Dr

PE

4

4

4

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

13.3%

13.3%

13.3%

6.7%

6.7%

6.7%

6.7%

6.7%

6.7%

6.7%

6.7%

6.7%

The school day is now organised into three equal length sessions, so that practical subjects can be taught in double lessons. For example, PE can now be taught at the playing fields in the afternoon. This year, setting is in place from Y9 in English, maths and Science. The setting arrangements are under review in Y7 and Y8. In the autumn term they are being taught in mixed ability groups across the curriculum.

Our Designated Special Provision for students with ASD offers the full range of subjects from Y7 and students are given opportunities to join main stream classes when this will best meet their needs.

At KS4, the curriculum for Y11 ensures that all students study a core of academic subjects, including English, Maths, Science, History or Geography, RE and a language. Students also study two further subjects from a range of technology and arts subjects. There is a vocational offer in five areas: ICT, Business; Health and Social Care; Creative and Digital Media and Sport. The school has a link with the Royal Observatory and offers Astronomy GCSE. The option to study Latin is available as part of our enrichment programme.

The KS4 curriculum for Y11 is distributed as follows:

English

Maths

Science

Humanities

Languages

Technology

Arts

RE

PE

4

4

6

3

3

3

3

2

2

13.3%

13.3%

20%

10%

10%

10%

10%

6.7%

6.7%

Lang
Lit

Maths

Double
Triple
Geography
History
Psychology
French
Spanish

DT
Food
Computer Science
ICT

 

Art:
Textiles
Fine
Photography
Music
Drama
PE

RE

PE

Vocational

 

 

Business

Health and Social Care
ICT

Creative and Digital media

Sport

 

 

The KS4 curriculum and options process has been revised in order to offer pupils a greater degree of freedom in their choice of options, providing a far more personalised curriculum. All Y10 pupils study English, Maths and PE and can choose either double award Science, or to study Chemistry, Physics and Biology as discreet subjects. A further four subject choices are made, under consultation, to provide a broad, balanced and personalised curriculum.

The KS4 curriculum for Y10 is distributed as follows:

English

Maths

Science

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

PE

5

5

6

3

3

3

3

2

18.7%

18.7%

20%

10%

10%

10%

10%

6.70%

Lang

Maths

Double

GCSE: History, Geography, French, Spanish, Computer Science, Art, Product Design, Textiles, Photography, Business Studies, Drama, Hospitality, Music, RE, PE, Psychology

BTEC: Health & Social Care, Sport, Media Production, Digital Information & Technology

PE

Lit

Triple

At KS5 we offer A levels and vocational courses. All students can study a range of academic A levels and there is a high quality vocational offer.

We have a strong enrichment offer and our PRIDE days mean that all students have opportunities to experience a wide range of trips, visits, careers’ development, PSHE workshops and arts programmes.

The students at The John Roan also receive free music tuition in the instrument of their choice. This is generously funded by The John Roan Foundation who also support us with our annual school productions which are inclusive and offer wider opportunities for our gifted performers.

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