Curriculum organisation

KEY STAGE 3 – Years 7, 8 and 9

All students follow a general course comprising English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Information Technology, Geography, History, Religious Education, French, Art, Music, Drama, Personal and Social Education and Physical Education/Games.

In Year 7, pupils are placed into sets for Mathematics, English, Modern Foreign Languages and PE. In Years 8 and 9, these arrangements extend into other subject areas. Special provision is made for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

In the Spring Term of Year 9, students and parents are consulted regarding subject choices and future courses.

KEY STAGE 4 – Years 10 and 11

All students take courses leading to GCSE or other appropriate examinations. As core subjects, all students take English, Maths, Science, Physical Education and a Personal and Social Education course which includes Religious Education, Careers Guidance and Health Education, and are given the opportunity to be involved in a work experience programme.

A modern foreign language is also taken by the vast majority of students.

Great care is taken to ensure that the other subjects chosen offer each student a broad and balanced education. Subjects on offer include History, Geography, Business Studies, Computer Science, ICT, Design and Technology (including, Product Design, Catering and Textiles), Art, 3D Art, Drama, Graphic Communication, Music, Religious Education and Physical Education.

For full details of our Key Stage 4 curriculum, see the supplements to this Handbook entitled “Curriculum Outline” and “Key Stage 4 Options Guide”, both available below.

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Please find all the key documents you may require in the link below, which have been made available for you to download. Should you have any further queries please contact us: Phone: 01939 237000, email: enquiries@thomasadams.net

Links

PSHE Day 1 Overview

Parents Guide to Reports Video

Microsoft Teams

Overview of Teams

Accessing Teams via xbox 

Guide for parents to support home learning

Join a Lesson (meeting) in Teams

Guide for Parents on how to structure the day for learning

How to structure conversations to support your child with their learning

 

Exam Revision Materials for Year 11 students

Elevate Parents’ E-book

Exam Boards

Revise Effectively

https://www.aqa.org.uk

AQA – education charity providing GCSEs, A-levels and support

AQA provides qualifications that enable students to progress to the next stage in their lives. We also support teachers to develop their professional skills.

www.aqa.org.uk

https://qualifications.pearson.com

Pearson qualifications | Edexcel, BTEC, LCCI and EDI | Pearson qualifications

Pearson is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications, including BTEC, Edexcel and LCCI.

qualifications.pearson.com

https://www.ocr.org.uk/

OCR – awarding body for A Levels, GCSEs, Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals and other qualifications

OCR is a leading UK awarding body, providing qualifications for learners of all ages at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes.

www.ocr.org.uk

https://www.wjec.co.uk/

Home [www.wjec.co.uk]

WJEC is a leading awarding organisation in the UK providing assessment, training and educational resources in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and elsewhere. Mae CBAC yn gorff dyfarnu blaenllaw yn y DU sy’n darparu cymwysterau, asesiadau, hyfforddiant i athrawon ac adnoddau addysgol i ysgolion uwchradd a cholegau.

www.wjec.co.uk

 

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
Wem
Shropshire
SY4 5UB 


Telephone:
01939 237000