Art All Key Stages
Business Studies KS4
Computing KS3 KS4
Dance All Key Stages
Drama All Key Stages
English KS3 KS4
Food All Key Stages
Geography KS3 KS4
History KS3 KS4
Maths KS3 KS4
Modern Foreign Languages MFL KS3 MFL KS4
Music KS3 KS4
Physical Education KS3 KS4
Religious Education All Key Stages
Science KS3 KS4
Social Science All Key Stages
Spanish All Key Stages
Technology All Key Stages
Over the past 12 months, staff at Moreton school have worked tirelessly to create a brand new knowledge-rich curriculum, with one simple aim: to provide our students with the knowledge they need to succeed. Our curriculum is challenging and engaging. Importantly, no child gets left behind; at Moreton we are all on the journey to become knowledge-rich.
In years 7-8
All students share a common curriculum covering all aspects of the national curriculum. 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 9-11. It embraces the knowledge rich curriculum and is regularly reviewed to keep abreast of developments in national examinations, higher education and new technology. The curriculum our students follow consider our local context when considering the curriculum design. This is related to the local context of the school and the variety of our pupils needs and the current position of the school in its journey as part of the Amethyst Academy trust.
At both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 we set students on ability in the core (English, Math 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 all years, students have the opportunity to meet with our designated careers team to look at their career options. Students are given the opportunity to have a series of taster sessions prior to them confirming their 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.
At Key Stage 3, students follow a core provision of:
- English – 5 hours.
- Maths -5 hours
- Science (includes teaching from specialists in Physics, Chemistry and Biology) 4 hours.
- History, Geography and MFL-2 hours each.
- PE (core) -2 hours
- DT –Includes Design and Technology, Textiles, Food and Forest Schools on a rotation. 2 hours
- Creative Arts – Includes: Music, Dance & Drama on a rotation 2 hours.
- Art – 2 hours
- RE – 1 hour.
- Enrichment -1 hour
In Years 9 to 11
At Key Stage 4, students follow a core provision of:
- English – Language and Literature. 6 hours.
- Math -5 hours
- Science (includes teaching from specialists in Physics, Chemistry and Biology)-6 hours or 9 hours in Triple Science.
- History or Geography -3 hours.
- Options- 6 hours
- PE (core) -2 hours
- RE – 1 hour.
- Enrichment -1 hour
To improve the opportunities for Moreton students In year 9 students begin to specialise to provide them with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge. They will mainly embark on examined courses at the start of year 9. This curriculum is taught in 30 lessons each week.
Moreton will offer a range of pathways to GCSE to meet the specific learning needs of our students but to enable them to be highly employable.
In addition to this, students choose subjects from the enrichment block to study on a termly rotation. These subjects will not certificate at the end of Year 11, but provide students with an opportunity to continue to pursue their passions in a range of subjects whilst still working towards their GCSE/Vocational courses.
Students get to opt for a wide variety of Option subjects at GCSE or equivalents from a range of subjects in the Performing Arts, Social Sciences, Design and Technology, Computing 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 Math 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 team who work with students and organises special events in all years. 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.
KS4 Curriculum Offer at Moreton School
|Sport||L2||OCR Cam Nat|
|Art and Design||GCSE||OCR|
|Health and Social Care||L2||Cam Nat|
|Hospitality & Catering||L1/2||WJEC|
|Imedia||L2||OCR Cam Nat|
KS5 Curriculum Offer at Amethyst Sixth Form
|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|