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Curriculum and Assessment 

Curriculum and Assessment at Priory Belvoir Academy

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

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2

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ENG

MATHS

SCIENCE

HUMS/RE

MFL

PE

DT/ICT

DRAMA

MUSIC

ART

More detailed information about curriculum content can be found in the individual subject folders.

Key Stage 3 Assessment

Students’ target grades are calculated using their key stage 2 scaled scores (see table below). This provides students with a GCSE grade (9-1) that they should be aiming for by the end of yr 9. The targets are intended to be aspirational and are a reflection of the high expectations we have of all pupils within the academy, regardless of their starting point. Students will have their end of key stage target displayed in their books alongside their end of year target grade. There will be evidence within students’ books of graded pieces of work.

Reporting Progress towards Targets

 Progress against these target grades are regularly tracked and reported home to parents. The report will indicate whether students are working at, exceeding or working towards their target grade. If a student is exceeding their target grade in a particular subject, then their target grade is increased. Extensive analysis of all the data collected each half term is undertaken by the senior team, and any underachievement is identified and discussed with heads of department via Raising Attainment and Progress meetings (RAP meetings).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

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ENG

MATHS

SCIENCE

OPT 1

OPT 2

OPT 3

OPT 4

CORE PE

We aim to offer as wide a range of options as possible for pupils to choose at key stage 4. They are able choose 4 options, one of which has to be either Geography, History or French. The qualifications offered  are usually GCSEs, but sometimes equivalent qualifications are offered such as BTECs. The offer changes from year to year depending on the needs of the cohort and the staffing available.

Current options available at key stage 4:

  • Triple Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Sociology
  • Religious Education
  • Drama
  • Art
  • DT
  • Food Science
  • Physical Education
  • ICT
  • Travel and Tourism

 

Assessment at key stage 4

Students undertaking Key Stage 4 courses will be assessed using GCSE grades 9-1 and BTEC grades Distinction*- Pass.   Students are set targets based on their Key Stage 2 raw scores.  For all subjects the Key Stage 4 target is based on the combined KS2 level between English and Maths levels.  Progress Checks are sent home regularly indicating effort and predicted grades a student is likely to achieve if they progress at their present rate.

 

Reporting Progress towards Targets

Progress will be reported half termly in KS4. At Key Stage 4, the progress report will state a student’s current attainment and a projection for the end of the key stage if they continue working as they are at that present time. Parents will be invited to a full parents’ evening in yr 10 and in yr 11 where they are invited to discuss their child’s progress in more detail with individual subject teachers. Parents are encouraged to contact individual subject teachers or the head of year if they have any concerns about the progress their child is making.

Extensive analysis of all the data collected each half term is undertaken by the senior team, and any underachievement is identified and discussed with heads of department via Raising Attainment and Progress meetings (RAP meetings).