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Calday Grange Grammar School

Calday Grange Grammar School

Ambition, Respect and Pride

    Academic


    Key Stages

    Key Stage 3
    Key Stage 4
    Key Stage 5

     

    KEY STAGE 3


    Options for this Key Stage

    Most classes are taught in form registration groups, although students are split into six ability groups for Mathematics and eight mixed ability groups for Creative Arts and Design and Technology. The slightly smaller groups allow more individual attention in those subjects that include a practical element.

    Students will be allocated two Foreign Languages from French, German, Russian and Spanish. 

    The curriculum is then delivered as follows:

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

     

    Year 7

    Year 8

     

    Year 7

    Year 8

    Art

    2

    2

    Mathematics

    7

    7

    Biology

    3

    4

    MFL1

    3

    3

    Chemistry

    3

    4

    MFL2

    3

    3

    Chinese Culture & Lang

    2

    2

    Music

    2

    2

    Computer Science

    2

    2

    Games

    4

    4

    Cookery

    2

    0

    Physics

    3

    4

    D&T

    3

    3

    PSHE

    1

    1

    Drama

    2

    2

    Religious Education

    2

    2

    English

    10

    7

     

     

     

    Geography 4 4      
    History 4 4      

     

     

    KEY STAGE 4


    Options for this Key Stage

    In the Spring Term, and following two Parent’s Evenings, Year 8 students will choose four subjects to continue to GCSE.  Click here to view the GCSE Options Booklet and the Year 8 parents evening PowerPoint presentation.

    These choices are based on their own experience and on feedback from their teachers as to their suitability to continue the course through to GCSE examination. 

    Students must choose:

    Option 1

    Option 2

    History or Geography

    a Foreign Language

    And then two further choices from the following list:

    Options 3 and 4

    Art

    History

    Computing

    Music

    Drama

    Physical Education

    Electronics *

    Product Design

    a Foreign Language

    Religious Studies

    Geography

     

    * From 2019/20 Electronics will only be taught to students in Year 10 and above.

    The curriculum is then delivered as follows:

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

    English

    10

    PHSE

    1

    Mathematics

    9

    RE

    1

    Biology

    5

    Option 1

    5

    Chemistry

    5

    Option 2

    5

    Physics

    5

    Option 3

    5

    Games

    4

    Option 4

    5

     

     

    KEY STAGE 5


    During the Spring of Year 11 students and parents  (both current students and external applicants to the Sixth Form) are invited to seminars and information evenings to find out more and discuss the subjects that may be studied in Years 12 and 13.

    The majority of students will study three A Level courses, with a small number taking four. Students will be asked to choose from the list below:

    Subjects

    Fine Art

    German

    Biology

    Government & Politics

    Business Studies

    Geography

    Chemistry

    History

    Chinese

    Law

    Computing

    Mathematics

    Drama and Theatre

    Music

    Electronics

    PE

    Product Design

    Physics

    Economics

    Psychology

    English Language

    Religious Studies

    English Literature

    Russian

    Further Mathematics

    Spanish

    French

     

     

    The curriculum is then delivered as follows: 

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

    Option 1

    13

    Option 2

    13

    Option 3

    13

    (Option 4)

    (13)

    PHSE 1