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Year 9

Year 9 2013-2014

  •  There will be 2 bands based upon progress made in Year 8.  The key determinants for the banding will be progress shown in Mathematics, English, Science and Languages;
  •  All students will study Spanish;
  • Band A students will follow French as a second Modern Foreign Language;
  • Band B students will follow a BTEC course in Travel and Tourism instead of a second Modern Foreign Language. The course covers a range of tourism related topics.  Employers find that students who have studied BTECs are flexible, have good time management and have developed very competent ICT skills.  BTEC is also well accepted by universities and many students have continued to study at degree level following a BTEC course;
  • All students in Band B will still have a full range of subject options to choose from in Y10;
  • Band A will be taught Food Technology and Design Technology in half classes in a carousel arrangement which will last half the academic year for each subject. 

 

Year 9

Band A Band B
Number of students 60 60
Number of classes 2 3
Subject Number of Lessons per fortnight
English 7 7
Maths 7 7
Science 6 6
History 3 3
Geography 3 3
Religious Studies 3 2
Spanish 3 4
French 4 0
Art 2 2
Drama 2 2
Music 2 2
ICT 1 1
Design Technology 1 2
Food Technology 1 2
Travel and Tourism 0 2
PE/Games 4 4
PSHE 1 1
Total 50 50