*The departmental schemes for learning remain under review following the implementation of the revised National Curriculum*


If you wish to find out more about the curriculum LSA is following then contact Mrs Railton on main reception who will transfer your call to the relevant person;

Main Tel: 01253 733192

Main Fax: 01253 795109

 
Principles of our Curriculum:

All learners at LSA are entitled to experience a modern, world - class curriculum that will inspire, challenge and prepare them for their future as adults in the Twenty First Century.

The school will deliver a personalised curriculum which encompasses the National Curriculum and supports the personal, social moral & spiritual well being of all of our students.

In order to achieve our aspirations for learners our curriculum will:

·      Offer opportunities for personalisation to meet the needs of individuals.

·      Be flexible in its use of time and resources.

·      Be coherent and relevant to students.

·      Be delivered using the full range of learning approaches available utilizing resources both inside and outside the school.

·      Be assessed in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes.

Daily Timetable

Monday - Friday

Period

Session Length

08:45 - 9:00 Registration 15 minutes
9:00 - 10:05 1 65 minutes
10:05 - 11:10 2 65 minutes
11:10 - 11:25 Break 15 minutes
11:25 - 12:30 3 65 minutes
12:30 - 13:20

4a Year 7, 10 and 11 lunch 

50 minutes
13:20 - 14:10 4b Year 8, 9 and Sixth Form lunch 50 minutes
14:10 - 15:10 5 60 minutes

 

CORE SUBJECT INFORMATION

In Key Stage 4, all students will study an academic and compulsory core of subjects. This core is made up of:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Single or Combined)
  • Core Physical Education (non exam)
  • PSHCE/Religious Studies (LIFE-non exam)

SCIENCE

Your options preference form indicates whether you should study Single or Combined Science GCSE. You are strongly advised to take the recommended course in order to secure best progression – this will affect how many other option choices you have.

If you follow the Single Science recommendation, you will study a further 3 subjects. If you follow the Combined Science recommendation you will study a further 4 subjects.

PSHCE/RELIGIOUS STUDIES (LIFE-NON-EXAM)

During the Life lessons, students will receive important careers education, information, advice and guidance so that they have high aspirations and clear progression routes after Year 11.  The course will also study a range of personal, social, health and care issues such as relationships, respect, tolerance and global issues including religion.

CORE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (NON-EXAM)

You will be able to choose to take PE GCSE or BTEC Sport as one of your options. However, whether you choose it as an option or not, you will have 1 lesson of practical Physical Education each week.

OPTION PREFERENCES

To ensure you study a broad curriculum, you cannot choose:

D & T (Electronics) GCSE AND D & T (Textiles) GCSE

OR

Performing Arts BTEC Technical Award AND Drama GCSE

OR

Sport BTEC First Award AND PE GCSE

 

The subjects offered may be reviewed should there be any changes in specifications or staffing. Students, parents and carers should understand, that subjects chosen will be studied until the end of Year 11 and that there is no facility to change or drop a subject part way through.

 

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Core Curriculum

Foundation Curriculum

Subject

No. of Lessons per fortnight

Subject

No. of Lessons per fortnight

English

8

Music

2

Maths

8

Art

2

Science

6

MFL (French and German)

4

RS

2

History

4

PE

4

Geography

4

Life (PSHE) on a rolling programme

 

Design Technology

4

 

 

Computing

2


Additional support for Literacy and or Numeracy is provided for identified students to support their progress in English and Mathematics and in all areas of the curriculum. Parents of identified students are contacted beforehand.

Year 8

Core Curriculum

Foundation Curriculum

Subject

No. of Lessons per fortnight

Subject

No. of Lessons per fortnight

English

8

Music

2

Maths

8

Art

2

Science

6

MFL (French or German as decided by the MFL team)

4

RS

2

History

4

PE

4

Geography

4

Life (PSHE) on a rolling programme

 

Design Technology

4

 

 

Computing

2


Additional support for Literacy and or Numeracy is provided for identified students to support their progress in English and Mathematics and in all areas of the curriculum. Parents of identified students are contacted beforehand.

 

Key Stage 4

Years 9,10 and 11

Core Curriculum

Subject

No. of Lessons per fortnight

English (Including Literature for some)

8

Mathematics

8

Core Science

8 Lessons in Y9 and 10 lessons in Years 10 and 11.

Core PE

4 Lessons in Y9 and 2 lessons in Years 10 and 11.

Religious Studies (GCSE)

2

Life (PSHE) on a rolling programme

 

 

LSA Step Up Programme.

We provide a supported study programme for students in Years 10 and 11 who are working at Entry Level in English and/or mathematics.  Students are identified in advance of our options process and parents are contacted so that we can work together to ensure that each individual has a personalised curriculum that enables them to make best progress and secures next steps.