Curriculum Overview

Our broad, balanced and personalised curriculum is designed to meet the needs of every student offering a choice of subjects.

The accelerated Key Stage 3 curriculum is studied over two years and encompasses the national curriculum subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science, Languages, History, Geography, PE, Technology, the Arts and Computing amongst others.

At KS4, the GCSE curriculum is studied over three years and all students will follow the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) by virtue of the options process. The EBacc ensures students pursue a balance of rigorous academic subjects at GCSE and is sound preparation for Post-16 study. Our KS4 curriculum allows students to choose from a varied range of academic subjects upon which to build their future career paths.

At KS5, students select from a range of A Level subjects, choosing three to specialise in. In Year 12 they have the opportunity to study for the Extended Project Qualification – always valuable in university applications. Year 12’s also have allocated Subject Study Groups as well as a weekly Enrichment session. In Year 13 students have a special opportunity to undertake work experience for up to a day a week week up to Easter. All Sixth Formers are allocated Private Study in addition.

Ultimately, our curriculum is designed and delivered to build DGSB DNA in every student to enable them to be successful and make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world.

DGSB - 2017/18 Curriculum - 50 period two week timetable

Year 7

En

Ma

Sc

Gg

Ht

MFL ( 2 of Fr, Sp, Ge)

7

8

6

3

3

3

3

Ar

Tech

Music

ICT

PE

RE

Ci/PSHE/Food

2

2

2

3

4

2

2

 

Year 8 (End of KS3)

En

Ma

Sc

Gg

Ht

MFL ( 2 of Fr, Sp, Ge)

7

8

6

3

3

3

3

Ar

Tech

Music

ICT

PE

RE

Ci/PSHE/Food

2

2

2

3

4

2

2

 

Year 9 (Start of 3 year KS4)

En

Ma

Bi Ch Ph

PSHE/Ci/Comp

PE

RE

7

7

2  2  2

2

4

4

Humanity

MFL

Opt A

Opt B

Opt C

 

4

4

4

4

4

 

Gg, Ht

Fr, Ge, Sp

Ar, Ms, Mu, Cs, Gg, Ht, Dt, Ss, Fr, Ge, Sp, Tp Sc

 

 

Year 10 (Mid-3 year KS4)

En

Ma

Bi Ch Ph

PSHE/Ci/Comp

PE

RE

7

7

3  3  3

1

3

3

Opt A

Opt B

Opt C

Opt D

Opt E

 

4

4

4

4

4

 

Tp Sc, Gg, Ht, Fr, Ge, Sp, Cs

Ar, Ms, Mu, Cs, Gg, Ht, Dt, Ss, Fr, Ge, Sp, Tp Sc

 

 

Year 11 (10/11 GCSEs)

En

Ma

Bi Ch Ph

PSHE/Ci/Comp

RE

7

7

3  3  3

1

3

Opt A

Opt B

Opt C

Opt D

PE

5

5

5

5

3

Gg, Ht, Fr, Ge, Sp, Cs

Ar, Ms, Mu, Cs, Gg, Ht,  Dt, Ss, Fr, Ge, Sp

 

 

Year 12

Year 13

3 x A-Levels

3 x A Levels

Extended Project Qualification

Work Experience (1 day a week)

Private Study

Private Study

Study Groups

UCAS Process/Careers advice

Enrichment

 

UCAS Process/Careers advice

 

 
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