Secondary

Overview

Lower school curriculum – Years 7 and 8

Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight
English 8 English 8
Mathematics 8 Mathematics 8
Science 7 Science 7
MFL 5 MFL 6
Technology 3 Technology 3
Humanities 8 PE 4
PE 4 Art 2
Art 2 Music 2
Music 2 History 3
ICT 3 Geography 3
Religious Studies 2
ICT 2

Lower school curriculum – Year 9

Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight
English 8 Mathematics 7
Science 8 MFL 6
Technology 3 Geography 3
History 3 PE 4
Art 2 Music 2
Religious Studies 2 ICT 2


Upper school – Years 10 and 11 curriculum

In accordance with the National Curriculum, the following subjects are compulsory/entitlements

Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight

English*

Science*

Mathematics

Year 10

Year 11

 

Physical education

 

 

 

4

7

9

10

8

9

9


*          Most students also study English literature.

**        Most students take double subject GCSE in science.

Students complete their timetables with four further subjects. (five lessons/fortnight)

It is also possible for a small number of students to follow other vocational courses. In general, the curriculum is designed to prevent early over-specialisation and to ensure that a wide range of educational, training and employment opportunities remain open to all students at 16+.


Examinations Entry Policy

The school’s policy is to enter every student capable of achieving a grade 1, or better, in the relevant GCSE examinations or equivalent.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.

Our Schools

Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.