Curriculum


Curriculum


The Parrs Wood curriculum is designed to offer each student the opportunity to fulfil their potential through a wide range of on site non-vocational and vocational qualifications.

Our curriculum structure works through a one-week timetable where every day has 6 lessons of 50mins each plus a Personal Development Curriculum session at the start of the day. Within this schedule we aim to provide a broad, balanced, coherent and challenging curriculum for all, which enables each student to enjoy learning and achieve success in school.

Students move through the Key Stage 3 (years 7-9) National Curriculum at the rate most suited to their ability and we work closely with our partner primary schools to ensure a smooth and successful transition to high school and the new curriculum. The vast majority of our students embark on GCSE programmes during year 9 and all have the chance to complete at least one GCSE and a BTEC National Certificate (equivalent to 2 GCSEs at grades A*-C) by the end of the year.

For Years 10 and 11, our students can opt to study a full range of GCSEs or combine their core GCSEs with other qualifications in more applied or vocational subjects. Our curriculum at this key stage is aimed at securing the best possible opportunities for students post-16 and we offer a comprehensive package of Careers guidance and support to underpin this. The range of GCSEs on offer at Key Stage 4 builds into our sixth form curriculum and we encourage as many of our students as possible to remain with us into the sixth form to continue their education. A separate prospectus for the sixth form is available from the Sixth Form Centre.

Due to our tradition for offering a broad and balanced curriculum that ensures rigour, national recognition and acceptance, and learning pathway continuity, we are best placed for the vast majority of our students to gain the English Baccalaureate qualification. In addition, we offer an Apprenticeship Pathway to meet the needs and aspirations for some of our students.


Homework Maps for 2018 - 2019

Please download the files below for details on this term's homework for students in Y7 - Y11. We are grateful for your support in encouraging your child to take responsbility for their homework.

  Year 7 Homework Map

  Year 8 Homework Map

  Year 9 Homework Map

  Year 10 Homework Map

  Year 11 Homework Map

2018 - 2019 Key Stage 3 Curriculum Guides

  Year 7 Curriculum Guide

  Year 8 Curriculum Guide

  Year 9 Curriculum Guide

2018 - 2019 Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guides

  Year 10 Curriculum Guide

  Year 11 Curriculum Guide


2018 - 2019 Key Stage 5 Curriculum Guides

  Year 12 Curriculum Guide

  Year 13 Curriculum Guide


For further information or enquiries please contact the school office



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