School Curriculum

At The Elton High School we offer a knowledge-rich curriculum based on our vision: we want to develop in students a love of learning that enables them to fulfil their potential and support them to become articulate, resilient, socially aware young adults.

We offer a challenging and well-sequenced curriculum which is broad and balanced, promoting the acquisition of new knowledge and skills as pupils progress from the beginning of Key Stage Three to the end of Key Stage Four and the next stage in their education or career.

Our curriculum is continually reviewed, but never more so than at present, as our teaching staff are engaged in examining every unit across all subjects to identify any barriers created by Covid-related absence and school closure, and planning for how best to address these.

All students study Citizenship and PHSE in form times and on our five annual Student Development Days.

Key Stage Three (Years 7, 8 and 9)

In year 7, pupils spend the first half term in mixed ability tutor groups. Once we get to know students, they are placed into sets for most subjects, with the exception of PE and Technology.  All students follow a curriculum which is at least as ambitious as the National Curriculum.

We have 25 teaching hours across the week, allocated as shown below:

 Year 7Year 8Year 9
English443
Maths444
Science433
History122
Geography122
Languages222
Music111
Art111
RE112
ICT111
Design Technology222
PE222

Key Stage Four (Years 10 and 11)

All students follow the National Curriculum at Key Stage Four, and all are entered for GCSE Qualifications in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Science. In addition to these, students can choose to study towards three other GCSE qualifications. Many of our students choose to study a Language and a humanities subject to complete the ebacc suite of qualifications.

We continue to have 25 teaching hours across the week, allocated as shown below:

 Year 10Year 11
English44
Maths44
Science66
Pathways Subjects x399
PE11
RE11

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