Academic - Senior
At Fulneck School the curriculum is broad, diverse, motivational and enriching. The focus on individual development and success, helps us to stimulate an enquiring mind, establishing key skills and experience in our pupils that will be of significant benefit to them in their future lives.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to take into account the process of adjustment inevitable between Junior and Senior school. Pupils will need to get used to our educational routines, and become accustomed to our ethos and expectations.
The academic objective of the curriculum in Key Stage 3 is to ensure that all pupils are thoroughly prepared to begin their programme of study at Key Stage 4, and have the foundation learning in place for success at GCSE and beyond. During this time of continuous educational change at national level, we are confident in our ability to provide a learning environment which is fit for purpose and which builds on the potential of every individual in our care.
Pupils in their GCSE years (Key Stage 4) will study eight to ten subjects. These will include the following core subjects:
English: both Language and Literature
Science: Pupils study all three Sciences. Pupils may take three separate GCSEs or take the Science Trilogy Course, leading to the award of two GCSEs.
Religious Studies: Full or Short Course
Games: Recreational (non-examined)
PSHEE: The PSHEE course is designed to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills to manage their personal and social lives safely, healthily and positively and to be prepared for their future. This includes economic education for life after school (non-examined)
In addition to these core GCSE subjects, pupils will normally choose three subjects out of the following options:
- Art & Design
- Design Technology
- Business Studies
- Computer Science
- Food Preparation and Nutrition