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The Ruskin Curriculum

 

The Ruskin Curriculum

In year 7 and 8, students engage with a broad and balanced range of subjects which follow the new national curriculum in order to secure key knowledge, skills, concepts and learning needed to be successful in their educational journey. 

The tables below show the subjects and the number of lessons allocated to them over a two week period.

Year 7 and 8 Curriculum    

English 8 MFL 4
Maths 6 History 4
Science 6 Geography 4
RE 2 Performing Arts 3
IT 2 Art 4
PE 2 DT 3

                                                           

Year 9 Curriculum

In year 9, students continue with a hybrid of their foundation subjects whilst beginning to explore their GCSE options:

English 8 MFL 2
Maths 8 Option 1 4
Science 8 Option 2 4
RE 2 Option 3 4
IT 2 Option 4 4
PE 4    

 

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum

In year 10 and 11, students continue their core subjects and further develop their knowledge and understanding of their option subjects.

Year 10

Core Subjects   Options  
English 8 Option 1 5
Maths 8 Option 2 5
Science 8 Option 3 5
PE 4 Option 4 5
RE 2    

Year 11

Core Subjects   Options  
English 8 Option 1 6
Maths 8 Option 2 6
Science 8 Option 3 6
PE 2 Option 4 6

Personal Development, including citizenship, careers, British Values, SMSC and SRE, is taught through the mapping of skills across the curriculum in conjunction with bespoke PSHE days.

Option choices

Ruskin prides itself on its rich and broad offer of options at KS4. Below is a representation of the options available at the Academy, subject to sufficient numbers in options:

Geography

Art

Engineering

PE

Performing Arts

Childcare

History

Photography

Btec Sport

Psychology

Product Design

Health and Social care

RE

Graphics

Business

German

Sociology

IT

French

Computing

 

Spanish

Music

 

 

Assessment – Year 7 and 8

Students will be assessed regularly through a variety of activities such as classwork, homework and formal assessments in accordance with the Academy’s assessment framework. Work where relevant or representative of a substantial body of evidence, will be graded using a flightpath model, where pupils will achieve scores of Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. 

Progress will be reported 2 times a year in years 7 and 8. A progress report will state the Flightpath students are currently attaining in their subjects alongside effort and behaviour grades.  Parents will receive a full written report once a year, and are also invited to parents’ evening and various learning forums for further information.

Assessment - Year 9

Students will be assessed regularly through a variety of activities such as classwork, homework and formal assessments in accordance with the Academy’s assessment framework. Work where relevant or representative of a substantial body of evidence will be graded using the flighpath model, where pupils will achieve 1-2; 3-4; 5-6 or 7-9.

Progress will be reported 2 times a year in year 9.  A progress report will state the Flightpath students are currently attaining in their subjects alongside effort and behaviour grades.  Parents will receive a full written report once a year, and are also invited to parents’ evening and various learning forums for further information.

Assessment – Year 10 and 11

As above, students will be assessed regularly through a variety of activities such as classwork, homework and formal assessments in accordance with the Academy’s assessment framework. Work, where relevant or representative of a substantial body of evidence, will be graded using either the GCSE or BTEC grading systems.

Progress will be reported 3 times a year in their subjects alongside effort and behaviour grades. Parents will receive a full written report once a year and are also invited to parents’ evening and various learning forums for further information.