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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.

    Following the New Year 7 Parents Evening and the New Year 7 Induction Day, students select two Foreign Languages from a choice of French, German, Russian and Spanish. Further details about these subjects and the option form can be accessed by clicking on the link to the right of this page. For students joining us in September 2016 this form must be submitted by Friday 8 July 2016.

    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

    8

    7

     

     

     

    Geography 4 4      
    History 4 4      

     

     

    KEY STAGE 4


    For the academic year 2016/17, as a result of their performance in KS3, Year 9 students are placed into four ability groups in their science subjects.  Elsewhere  they continue to study a broad curriculum during Year 9, enabling them to have a taste of a number of subjects at GCSE level.  The curriculum is currently delivered as follows: 

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

     

    Year 9

     

    Year 9

    Art

    3

    Mathematics

    7

    Biology

    4

    MFL1

    3

    Chemistry

    4

    MFL2

    3

    Computer Science

    2

    Music

    3

    D&T

    3

    Games

    4

    Drama

    3

    Physics

    4

    English

    7

    PSHE

    1

    Geography

    3

    Religious Education

    3

    History

    3

     

     

     

    Options for this Key Stage

    In 2017, and following two Parent’s Evenings, both Year 8 and Year 9 students will choose four subjects to continue to GCSE.  Click here to view 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

     

     

    The curriculum is then delivered as follows:

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

    English

    8

    PHSE

    1

    Mathematics

    7

    RE

    1

    Biology

    5

    Option 1

    6

    Chemistry

    5

    Option 2

    6

    Physics

    5

    Option 3

    6

    Games

    4

    Option 4

    6

     

    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

    Subjects

    Lessons per fortnight

     

    Year 12

    Year 13

     

    Year 12

    Year 13

    Option 1

    13

    11

    General Studies

    1 1

    Option 2

    13

    11

    PSHE

    1

    1

    Option 3

    13

    11

     

     

     

    (Option 4)

    (13)

    (11)