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Lower Line Curriculum

Figures, (Y7), Rudiments (Y8) & Lower Grammar (Y9)

English

4 periods

Modern Language*

3 periods

Mathematics

4 periods

History

2 periods

Science

4 periods

Geography

2 periods

Religious Studies

2 periods

Computing

1 period

Physical Education

2 periods

Arts Rotation**

4 periods

Games

2 periods

TOTAL

30 periods

* All pupils study a Modern Language. French is studied by pupils in Population 1 and Spanish by those in Population 2
**Art, Design Technology (DT), Drama and Music are taught in rotation. Pupils will study  one Arts subject (for four periods a week) at any one time. After several weeks, they will move on to the next subject. Each subject is visited twice in the course of the year (known as First Rotation and Second Rotation). Dates of rotations are listed in the College Calendar.

The aim of rotations is to reduce the number of subjects and teachers the younger pupils needs to cope with at any one time and to consolidate teaching time so that there is not a large gap between one lesson and the next in a subject. Rotations have been very successful in improving learning and progress.