Art All Key Stages
Business Studies KS4 KS5
Computing KS3 KS4
Dance All Key Stages
Drama All Key Stages
English KS3 KS4
Food Preparation All Key Stages
Geography Geography All Key Stages
History KS3 KS4
Maths KS3 KS4
Modern Foreign Languages All KS3 GCSE French KS4 German KS4
Music KS3 KS4
Religious Education KS3 KS4
Science KS3 KS4
Technology All Key Stages
In years 7-9
All students share a common curriculum covering all aspects of the national curriculum. Within the Religious Studies course, students will also have access to Personal, Social and Health Education as well as SRE – Sex and Relationships Education. The curriculum has been designed to provide breadth and balance whilst enabling each student to develop their particular interests and talents to prepare them for study in Years 10 & 11. It embraces the spirit of the national curriculum and is regularly reviewed to keep abreast of developments in national examinations, higher education and new technology
At both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 we set students on ability in the core (English, Maths and Science) so that learning can be effectively tailored. This setting is flexible and reviewed regularly to ensure that students are most appropriately placed. In all subjects we aim to build on the learning that has taken place in the primary setting at Key Stage 2. Assessment is continuous through formative tasks and through end of course summative assessments.
Throughout Year 9, students have the opportunity to meet with a member of Connexions staff to look at their career options and they are also met by the schools careers advisor. Students then have a series of activities and meetings about options. All subjects are taught by well-qualified, specialist teachers. Visiting speakers, day trips and field work enrich classroom studies.
We feel it is important for our students to enjoy each of their subjects and to have time to take full advantage of the extra-curricular opportunities on offer.
In Years 10 and 11
At Key Stage 4, students follow a core provision of:
- English (Language for all, Literature for many)
- Science (includes teaching from specialists in Physics, Chemistry and Biology)
- History or Geography
Students are also able to opt for a wide variety of Option subjects at GCSE or equivalents from a range of subjects in the performing arts, design or physical curriculum. We provide full, access to the English Baccalaureate subjects and encourage students to consider this route but it is not compulsory. Our curriculum caters for individual needs at all levels. Some students benefit from the additional English and Maths support that we offer in small groups or on a one to one basis. We are proud of our flexibility and aim to cater for students of all abilities.
Outside of the Curriculum:
Students follow a full programme of Personal, Social, Moral and Cultural Education via Tutors, assemblies, subjects and via visitors and “one-off” events. We also have a careers advisor who works with students and careers and organises special events in Years 9 and 10. We offer all year 10 the opportunity to take part in work experience.
Enrichment activities are a key part of our curriculum, to help develop the “whole person”. We run extra-curricular and co-curricular events across the year offering all students additional programs and learning experiences that complement what our students are learning in school. These events facilitate in the development of various domains of the mind and personality such as intellectual, emotional, social, moral and aesthetic development. Creativity, enthusiasm, and energetic positive thinking are also encouraged and developed.
The co-curricular programme gives students the opportunity to try things that they would not normally have the opportunity to experience. Students get the chance to challenge themselves and develop their character and explore their inner creativity. We do this by regular co-curricular events with numerous departments working together to offer a day of excitement and innovation offering students the chance to meet external visitors and challenge themselves either in or outside of school. Extra-curricular activities include: Dance shows, music events, opportunities to go on a wide variety of trips and a fantastic provision of sports teams and fixtures.
We believe we prepare Moreton students to be the adults of tomorrow for the world of work and for life beyond the formal classroom.
Curriculum Offer 2017/18
This is the current list of examination subjects that can be taken at Moreton. They included a mixture of academic GCSE subjects and technical qualifications, the school is moving towards a more academic route to fit in line with changes to how schools are judged by the government but this has not prevented the school from creating a curriculum that meets the needs of our learners.
There is a mix of academic courses – AS and A level and some technical qualifications. Within the BTEC options, there are various levels, some equivalent to one A level, others equivalent to two or three A levels – this is based on time devoted to the course and also the academic level of the course.
Should you require any further information on any of the courses or examination entries, please contact Mrs Leslie, Curriculum Deputy, Miss Noon, Director of Post 16 or Nicola Bayliss, Headteacher.
KS4 Curriculum Offer at Moreton School
|Art||Level 2 Award in the Arts (Arts Award)||Arts Award / Arts council|
|Art||Art & Design: Fine Art 9-1 (GCSE)||OCR|
|Dance||GCSE Dance (GCSE)||AQA|
|Drama||Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in Drama (1DR0) (GCSE)||Pearson|
|Music||RSL: Certificate in performance for music practitioners (QCF)||RSL|
|Music||GCSE Music (GCSE)||Pearson|
|Combined Science||Combined Science (GCSE)||AQA|
|Business Studies||Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business (BTEC)||Pearson|
|Business Studies||Pearson GCSE Applied Business (GCSE)||Pearson|
|Child Development||Award in Child Development & Care (Cache)||Cache|
|Health & Social Care||Cambridge National Certificate in HSc (Cambridge National)||OCR|
|Computer Science||Pearson Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in Computer Science (GCSE)||Pearson|
|ICT||Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications (Vocational)||Pearson|
|D&T Product Design||Product Design (GCSE)||AQA|
|D&T Textiles||Textiles (GCSE)||AQA|
|Food Preparation and Nutrition||GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition 9-1 (GCSE)||AQA|
|Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering||WJEC Level 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering (Specification A) (Voc Award)||WJEC|
|English Language||GCSE English Language 9-1 (GCSE)||AQA|
|English Literature||GCSE English Literature 9-1 (GCSE)||AQA|
|French||AQA GCSE in French (GCSE)||AQA|
|German||AQA GCSE in German (GCSE)||AQA|
|Geography||Geography A - Geographical Themes||OCR|
|Geography||Geography B 9-1 (GCSE)||Pearson|
|History||AQA History (GCSE)||AQA|
|Media Studies||OCR Media Studies||OCR|
|Religious Studies||AQA GCSE in Religious Studies A (GCSE)||AQA|
|Maths||GCSE Maths 9-1 (GCSE)||Pearson|
|Sport||BTEC Sport First Award (BTEC)||Pearson|
|Sports Studies||Level 2 National Certificate in Sports Studies (Vocational)||OCR|
KS5 Curriculum Offer at Moreton School
|Art||Art & Design: Fine Art (GCE A2)||OCR|
|Dance||Performing Arts - Dance (BTEC)||Pearson|
|Drama and Theatre Studies||Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Drama and Theatre (9DR0) (GCE)||Pearson|
|Applied Science||Applied Science (GCE)||AQA|
|Child Development||Children's Play, Learning & Development Extended Certificate (Btec)||Btec|
|Health & Social Care||Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate in HSc (Cambridge Technical)||OCR|
|IT||Level 3 Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma in IT (360 GLH) (Vocational)||OCR|
|Sport||BTEC National Extended Certficate in Sport (BTEC)||Pearson|
|Sport||BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport (BTEC)||Pearson|