Hounsdown School

Hounsdown School

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Curriculum - Year 11

Students at Hounsdown School begin their KS4 curriculum and start their options subjects in September of Year 9.

Students in Year 11 in September 2015 selected 4 option choices as well as following the compulsory core subjects.  Students are required to follow and study at least one of the following EBacc subjects:

* Computing
* Geography
* History
* French
* Spanish

Grouping is refined with separate ability sets for English/English Literature, Maths and Science.  In Science students will either follow Core and Additional or Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).  Option subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.  All students completed their ICT Functional Skills qualification at level 1 or level 2, as well as their Ethics & Beliefs GSCE at the end of Year 10.

 Subject

Hours

 

       

Subject 

Hours 

English and English Literature     9 ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) 2
 Mathematics     8 Core PE 2
Science (Core & Additional or Triple Science)     9    

Plus 4 Options of 5 hours a fortnight for each subject.

Additional Option Subjects from:

 Art Business Studies Child Development
Drama French Geography 
Graphic Products History Media Studies
Music Photography Resistant Materials
Spanish