BRANNEL SCHOOL
CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
(For 2015-2016 Academic Year)

During a period of time where the school is in transition from one curriculum to another, there are inevitably some variations which need to be made. This document highlights for staff, parents/carers, governors and students what the curriculum structure for each of the Year Groups in the school is.

Timetable Structure

All students receive 40 periods of lessons per fortnight on their timetable. Each lesson is 75 minutes long.


 

Year 7

Subject No of Periods Notes
English 7
Mathematics 7
Science 6
Design Technology 3
PE 3
Spanish 3
Opening Minds 6  All of the humanities subjects are taught through this course.
Drama 1
Music 1
Computing 1 The lowest set has no computing lessons in favour of a lesson focussing on developing literacy. Computing will continue to be delivered through other lessons.
Brannel Challenge  2

Year 8

Subject No of Periods Notes
English 7
Mathematics 7
Science 6
Design Technology 3
PE 3
Morals & Ethics 1
Spanish 3
Drama 1
Music 1
Geography 2
History 2
Computing 2 The lowest set has no computing lessons in favour of lessons focussing on developing literacy. Computing will continue to be delivered through other lessons.
Brannel Challenge 2

Year 9

Subject No of Periods Notes
English 7
Mathematics 7
Science 6
Design Technology 3
PE 3
Morals & Ethics 1
Spanish 3
Drama 1
Music 1
Geography 2
History 2
Computing 2 The lowest set has no computing lessons in favour of lessons focussing on developing literacy. Computing will continue to be delivered through other lessons.
Brannel Challenge 2

Year 10

Subject No of Periods Notes
English 7
Mathematics 6
Science 7
PE 2
Morals & Ethics 1
Option A  4 Option A is reserved for subjects in the English Baccalaureate.
Option B  4
Option C  4
Option D  4
Brannel Challenge  2

Year 11

Subject No of Periods Notes
English 8
Mathematics 8
Science 8
Morals & Ethics 1
PE 3
Option A  5 Students in this cohort completed two options in 2015.
Option B  5
Brannel challenge  2