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Assessment, Curriculum and Learning

Our Curriculum Vision

RMGS develops appreciative and empathetic learners who have enquiring minds, resilience and academic ambition.

Our Curriculum is designed to:

Provoke          

  • greater depth of thought, discussion and understanding – to enthuse students with the desire to interrogate, enquire and explore the curriculum
  • memory of key concepts and information from the curriculum
  • passion in our students for the enriching experiences of a robust, ambitious curriculum

Inspire

  • a thirst for deeper knowledge and understanding
  • creativity and creative approaches to the curriculum

Prepare

  • well-rounded, successful students who make a positive contribution to an ever-evolving world.

Academic success is about knowing more, remembering more and applying more. Our individual subject areas have designed curricular to ‘Provoke, Inspire and Prepare’ our students to develop skills that are interleaved with a tapestry of knowledge to give a deeper understanding.


Our Curriculum Design

Our curriculum is

  • ambitious for all students
  • coherently planned and sequenced
  • successfully adapted, designed and developed for students with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • broad and balanced for all students.

The curriculum is taught in 6 lessons per day of 50 minutes each that follow a two-week timetable. Details for the curriculum for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 are detailed in the information below:

Key Stage 3- Years 7, 8 and 9

All figures are for 50-minute lessons per fortnightly timetable cycle.

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Art

3

4

2

Design Technology

4

4

4

Drama

2

2

1

English

7

6

6

Geography

4

3

4

History

4

3

4

Computing

3

3

3

Languages*

6

10 (4+6)

10 (4+6)

Mathematics

8

7

7

Music

3

3

2

PE

4

4

4

PSHE

1

2

2

RE

3

2

2

Science

8

7

9

* Each tutor group starts with one language in Year 7, adding a second language from Year 8.

Key Stage 4- Years 10 and 11

 

Year 10

Year 11

English Language

3

3

English Literature

6

6

Ethics and Values (Religious Education)

1

1

Modern Foreign Language

6

6

Mathematics (or Mathematics and Further Mathematics)

9

9

PE non-exam

4

4

PSHE

1

1

Science (Triple or Double Award)

12

12

Geography or History

6

6

GCSE Option 1

6

6

GCSE Option 2

6

6

The option subjects are: art, business studies, computing, creative i-media, design technology, drama, economics, food and nutrition, geography, history, music, physical education and religion, philosophy and ethics.

A second language choice is also available in the option pool (French, German or Spanish), as is the option to do both history and geography.

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)- Years 12 and 13

 

Year 12

Year 13

Extended Project

-

2

Enrichment

4

-

PE (optional, but encouraged)

2

-

PSHE (includes RE*)

1

1

A level Option 1

12

12

A level Option 2

12

12

A level Option 3

12

12

(A level Option 4 – for only a few students)

12

12

*Some RE is delivered by themed days/lectures

The option subjects are: art, biology, business studies, chemistry, computing, drama and theatre studies, economics, English Literature, extended project (not A level), film studies, French, geography, German, government and politics, history, mathematics, mathematics (Core - AS level), Further mathematics, music, music technology, physical education, physics, product design, psychology, religion, philosophy and ethics, sociology and Spanish.


Our Curriculum - In the classroom

Whilst there is no prescribed model of teaching, teachers explain clearly, support independence through worked examples, are experts in their fields assess regularly, and provide feedback on how to improve through a variety of mechanisms.

Departments design formative and summative assessment to enable learning to be durable and flexible.

Behaviour for learning is managed effectively to ensure students are engaged, positive and excited about their learning at all times.


Our Curriculum - Outside the classroom

An effective careers programme ensures all students are able to go onto the next steps in their lives, careers and education.

We also provide enrichment opportunities for students to learn beyond the classroom.

For further information on the Curriculum please contact Mrs Napier, Deputy Headteacher via the school office (Tel: 01634 364151 or email: RMGS-office@rmet.org)

Select the page you require to find out more about the individual departments.

To find out information about the all the sixth form courses offered please see the sixth form pages.

  • PTI 20
  • PTI Art 2022
  • PTI Geography 2022
  • Gold Science Mark
  • Secondary Geography Quality Mark
  • Stem learning
  • unicef bronze
  • IQM Inclusive School Award
  • IQM Centre of Excellence Award