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The Robert Napier School

Curriculum

The curriculum is carefully developed to match the needs of individual students, so that each student develops confidence and a sense of achievement throughout their learning journey.  It is reviewed regularly to ensure it continues to fulfil the needs of the students.

An overview of each key stage curriculum is provided below.  Further detail regarding the topics studied can be found in the links to the right of this page.

Should you require any additional information regarding the curriculum studied, please contact the appropriate Head of Subject.  Please click here for Head of Subject contact details.

 

Curriculum for years 7 and 8

During their first two years at the school, students are exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum of subjects.  The curriculum is designed to provide students with the foundation from which they can flourish during their studies in Key Stage 4.

Students complete the options process during the second half of year 8, in preparation for the start of their GCSE studies in year 9.

During the two-week timetable, students study the following subjects.

English Maths Science Art Beliefs & Ethics

 Citizenship  

Design & Technology

   Drama   

 Geography  

History
ICT Music Physical Education Spanish  

 

Curriculum for years 9, 10 and 11. 

Students begin their level 2 studies in year 9, for completion in year 11. 

All students are required to follow the core curriculum.  They also study 3 options from a wide range of GCSE and BTEC subjects which they select in year 8.  To ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is followed in key stage 4, all students are required to choose either Geography or History as one of their options.

Core Curriculum

 

GCSE Engish Language GCSE English Literature GCSE Maths GCSE Core Science
GCSE Additional Science Core Beliefs & Ethics Core PHSE & Citizenship Core PE 

Option Subjects

GCSE Art & Design BTEC Business GCSE Citizenship BTEC Dance
BTEC Drama VCert Engineering GCSE Geography BTEC Health & Social Care
GCSE History Vocational Award in Hospitality & Catering BTEC ICT VCERT Music
GCSE Philosophy & Ethics GCSE Psychology GCSE Spanish BTEC Sport

 

Alternative Curriculum

The majority of students follow the curriculum outlined above however as a school, we are aware that this isn't suitable for all learners.  We therefore offer a series of alternative curriculum activities designed to help students who require additional support in accessing the curriculum.  Further details of these can be found on the link opposite.

Curriculum for years 12 and 13

Following completion of their GCSEs, students who achieve the minimum entry criteria have the opportunity to study Advanced Level courses at The Robert Napier School.  Students select their own curriculum based upon their interests and their success at GCSE.  Students select 3 choices from the options indicated below.

Students who have yet to achieve a C grade or above in GCSE English or GCSE maths, are required to continue to study these until successful.

L3 Applied Science L3 Art & Design A Level Biology BTEC L3 Business
A Level English Literature A Level Geography BTEC L3 Health & Social Care A Level History
BTEC L3 ICT A Level Maths BTEC L3 Performing Arts (Acting) A Level Politics
A Level Product Design A Level Psychology A Level Sociology BTEC Sport