THE APPLETON
SCHOOL
A SPECIALIST BUSINESS
& ENTERPRISE COLLEGE

Curriculum & Qualifications

In Years 7 and 8, students experience a broad and balanced curriculum, meeting the needs of all students.  They will experience lessons in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French or German
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Computing
  • Business
  • CPSHEE
  • Technology

 

In Year 9, students are able to make decisions on elements of their curriculum.  All students will still experience lessons in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Combined or Triple Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • CPSHEE
  • Computing

 

Students are able to select four option choices.  All students have the opportunity to select at least three subjects that meet the EBACC requirements of the National Curriculum. 

 

In Year 10, all students will continue to study the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • CPSHEE
  • ICT/Computing
  • Religious Studies

 

They will also continue with the four option choices selected and studied in Year 9.

 

Currently in Year 11 students are studying:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • CPSHEE
  • ICT
  • Religious Studies

 

Students may have the opportunity to select an additional option choice in Year 11, enabling them to achieve a minimum of 9 GCSEs by the end of Year 11.

 

Post 16
In Year 12, students can select from the following blocks. Vocational courses in Business, Performing Arts and Sports Science are available. Combinations of AS levels and BTECs are possible for Business & Performing Arts. Most students study options in 4 blocks. A student choosing BTEC Sport Science would have to choose it in all four blocks.

Note the table below is an alphabetical list and not representative of blocks etc.

 A Levels            
English Language Biology  Business Studies Chemistry  Computer Science  Drama  Economics 
Law  English Literature  French  Geography  German  Govt. & Politics  History 
Sociology Mathematics  Further Mathematics  PE Philosophy & Ethics Physics Psychology  
             
             
 BTEC Subjects            
 Business Performing Arts   Sport Cambridge Technicals IT       

 

Most students study 4  A Levels in Year 12 and continue with three of them in Year 13. The BTEC is a two course and is equivalent to 3 A Levels in BTEC Sports Science, 2 A Levels in Performing Arts and 1 A-Level in Business & ICT.

 

If you have any queries regarding our Curriculum please contact Lesley Glover via info@theappletonschool.org or by using the Enquiry Form on the "school" link in the Contact tab above.

 

Year 8 Options Booklet A 2017

Year 8 Options Booklet B 2017

For a full list of subjects on offer at Key Stage 4, please click here