Curriculum

KS3

Year 7

All students study 5 hours of English, 4 hours of Maths, 3 hours of Science, 4 hours of Humanities, 2 hours of Modern Foreign Languages and PE and 1 hour of Music, Food Technology, Resistant materials, Computer Science and Life (Personal, social, health and economic education; Religious Education).  

Students who need additional support with Literacy and Numeracy may have more English and Maths lessons in place of MFL.

Year 8

All students study 4 hours of English and Maths, 3 hours of Science, 4 hours of Humanities, 2 hours of Modern Foreign Languages and PE and 1 hour of Art, Music, Food Technology, Resistant materials, Computer Science and Life (Personal, social, health and economic education; Religious Education).  

Students who need additional support with Literacy and Numeracy may have more English and Maths lessons in place of MFL.

KS4- A comprehensive tutor programme ensures coverage of Personal, social, health and economic education; Religious Education.

Year 9

The week consists of 5 hours of English, 4 hours Maths and Science, 3 hours of options subjects one taken from each option block ( A: French, Geography, History. B: Art, Business Studies, Engineering, Health and Social Care and Music. C: Art, Construction, Geography, German, Health and Social Care and iMedia) and 3 hours of P.E during which most pupils will study an addition Sport BTEC.

Year 10

The week consists of 5 hours of English, 4 hours Maths and Science, 3 hours of options subjects one taken from each option block ( A: Art, French, Geography, History, iMedia. B: Art, Engineering, Health and Social Care and History. C: Business Studies, Engineering, Geography, Health and Social Care and Music), 2 periods of an additional option (Engineering, Health and Social Care and Sport BTEC) and 1 hour of P.E.

Year 11

All students study a core of 6 hours of English and Science, 5 hours of Maths, 3 hours of Option A (French, Geography and History), 2 hours of support/intervention in Maths, English or Science, 2 hours of Option C (Health and Social Care, Photography and Sport BTEC) and 1 hour of P.E. 

Curriculum Description 2019/20

John Whitgift Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to suit all abilities and aptitudes.

The academy operates a two year Key Stage 3 and a three year Key Stage 4. The extra year in KS4 allows JWA students to better prepare for the more rigorous courses and exams introduced in recent education reform. This model also allows the academy to provide more personalised pathways through the 13-19 curriculum for different groups of students and this broader more personalised curriculum increases students’ motivation and engagement, which combine to deliver higher standards of attainment.

All of the pathways available to students in Key Stage 4 lead on to further study in post 16 education.