Curriculum Information


Our curriculum design sets out to achieve three aims:
  1. To ensure that every student can achieve their full academic potential
  2. To offer every child the chance to study a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which will prepare them for their next steps in education and working life
  3. To give students at Key Stages 4 the chance to personalise their curriculum to which match their talents, interests and plans for the future.


The Hillsview Academy timetable is based on 50 one hour lessons per fortnight.

 PSHCE is taught within form time.

Key Stage 3

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

English

8 hours

8 hours

Maths

8 hours

8 hours

Science

7 hours

7 hours

Geography

3 hours

3 hours

History

3 hours

3 hours

Religious Studies

2 hours

2 hours

Computer Science

1 hour

1 hour

Languages

4 hours

4 hours

Art

2 hours

2 hours

Drama

2 hours

2 hours

Music

2 hours

2 hours

Technology

4 hours

4 hours

Physical Education

4 hours

4 hours

 

Technology consists of Food Technology, Resistant Materials and Textiles.

A small number of students study literacy instead of an additional language.

 
Key Stage 4

Subject

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

English

9 hours

9 hours

9 hours

Maths

9 hours

9 hours

9 hours

Science

8 hours

8 hours

8 hours

Physical Education

4 hours

4 hours

4 hours

Option A

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

Option B

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

Option C

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

Option D

5 hours

5 hours

5 hours

Options subjects are across a broad range of subject areas as detailed in the individual department curriculum documents.

Please click on a department to view information.

English, Maths, Science, Art & Design, Childcare, Computer Science & Business, Drama, Geography, Health & Social Care, History, Languages, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, PSHCE, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Technology


 

Sixth Form

The Sixth Form curriculum prepares students for progression to higher education or the workplace. Students currently study a level 3 BTEC Health and Social Care  programme, supported by work experience placements. Students' studies are supported by independent work in the Sixth Form Study. 




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