“You’re given loads of advice about finding a job or an apprenticeship.”

“I was impressed with the University Information evening and the help given throughout the UCAS application process. Students are supported every step of the way”

“Very supportive, whilst at the same time allowing and encouraging my son to mature into a responsible adult”

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.

Thomas Adams School studying
Music Programme

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

How to support home learning 

Guide for parents to support home learning

Exam Revision Materials for Year 11 students

Elevate Parents’ E-book
Exam Boards
Exams – Marathan or Sprint
Revise Effectively
Consolidation Sessions for Year 11 to attend

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

https://targetcareers.co.uk/careers-advice/revision-tips/385994-a-level-and-gcse-revision-resources

GCSE Options Information

GCSE Subject Options Booklet 2020

GCSE Subject Options Form 2020

GCSE Subject Option Guidance

Home Learning

Home Learning Timetable

Curriculum Intent Statement

English
Maths
Science
Music
PE
RE
Visual Communications
Drama
ICT and Computer Studies
History
Geography
Techology – D&T, Textiles, Food for all year groups
Business Studies for Years 10 and 12
Year 7 French
Year 8 French
Year 9 French
Year 10 French
Year 12 French
Year 12 Biology
Year 12 Chemistry
Year 12 Physics
Year 12 English – Mrs Jones
Year 12 English Language
Year 12 Politics & Sociology
Year 12 Psychology
Year 12 Health & Social Care
Year 12 Fine Art

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
Wem
Shropshire
SY4 5UB


Telephone:
01939 237000