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 & 5 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 is a combination of vocational subjects studied at Hillsview Academy and A levels studied at partner schools.

Work experience is offered to all students in Year 12 who are not following a 4 subject course. It is also a requirement of the level 3 BTEC or Cache courses in the current Year 12 offer that students complete a range of work placements over the course of their studies. Students are helped to locate placements by SST or their subject tutors, where it is a placement. Any students not completing work experience are required to attend sixth form for extra study sessions.

Study periods are allocated to all students and the quantity varies according to the number of hours their courses occupy. All study periods are supervised in a designated area with ICT facilities. The member of staff supervising is available for support, advice and mentoring as the students require it. Additionally, study skills are addressed in tutorial periods. All year 13 students have the option of using some of their study periods in order to complete the AQA Extended Project Qualification. This is compulsory for students whose subject choices mean they have reduced teaching hours and it enables all students to be able to develop vital research, analytical,evaluative and communication skills.



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