King Solomon Academy All-Through Curriculum Scope 2021-22

EYFS and Key Stage 1,2 and 3

Subjects

Curriculum lessons (50-60mins depending on place in timetable)

EYFS

(age 2-5)

KS1

(age 5-7)

Y3

(age 7-8)

Y4

(age 8-9)

UKS2

(age 9-11)

Y7

(age 11-12)

Y8

(age 12-13)

Y9

(age 13-14)

Phonics

2.5 (from Reception)

5

Reading*

Target 5 stories a day

3.5

6

5.5

6

2.5

2.5

2.5

English

~2.5 teacher input

5

6.5

7

5

5

6

5

Maths

~2.5 teacher input

6.5

7.5

7.5

6

6

5

5

Music

Exploration

(indoor and outdoor learning environments)

Weekly specialist input in music and PE

1

1

1

2 (

3

3

3

PE***

1

1

2

2

1

1

1

Science

1

1

1

1

4

4

4

Humanities (History, Geography and Religious Studies)**

1

1

1

2

4

4

6

Art / DT

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

PSHE, citizenship, assemblies

~3

~3

~3

~3

1

1

1

Forest School

1 (in half classes for alternating half terms)

French

1.5

2

3

2

Computing

1 (Year 6 only)

1

Earned enrichment

1

1.5

1.5

1.5

                   

*Including reading lessons, primary story times and silent sustained reading we call Drop Everything and Read or DEAR. In Key Stage 3, pupils engage in 1.5 hours guided fiction reading, 0.5 hours guided non-fiction reading and 0.5 hours independent reading in this time.

** In primary, history, geography and RS are taught as a combined curriculum; in Y7 and Y8, pupils are taught 2 hours a week of history and 2 of geography and in Y9, an additional two hours of RS are added.

*** Including swimming in Year 3 for two terms

Note that Computing, Citizenship and DT are taught in other curriculum subjects and not as discrete subjects. Discrete drop down days and curriculum lessons are also being delivered to deliver Computing.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage Four Curriculum Scope (age 14-16)

Y10 High Attainers

Y10 All

Y11 High Attainers

Y11 All

English (Literature and Language)

5

6

5

6

Maths

5

6

5

6

Science*

6

6

6

6

French

3

3

3

3

History

3

3

3

3

Geography

3

3

RS**

2

3

2

3

Electives (Music, Spanish, Geography, or Art)

3

3

3

3

PE

1

1

1

1

Earned Enrichment***

2

2

2

2

Advisory (PSHE - citizenship – assemblies)

1

1

1

1

In Key Stage Four, we aim for all pupils to achieve the EBACC. Therefore almost all pupils in Year 10 and Year 11 continue to study French and History, and many also study Geography and/or Spanish. For the small few who have not reached the academic standards necessary to be successful in these subjects, alternative arrangements are made in this time to support them to make more rapid and sustained progress as readers, writers or mathematicians. Current expected EBACC entry is 92% Year 11 and 96% for Year 10.

* Most pupils study Combined Science, but it is our ambition to have a significant minority sitting Separate Science. In 2022, 13 out of 73 pupils will sit Separate Science. There will not be any in 2023, and then it is planned for ~27 out of 100 pupils sitting GCSEs in 2024 onwards.

** Religious studies (RS) will be examined by whole cohort in Year 10 from 2022 onwards. The time that is currently allocated to RS in Year 11 will be redeployed to support further progress in other subjects (French, English and Maths)

*** Pupils in Year 10 and 11 have the opportunity to take part into enrichment activities throughout year 11, including accessing additional tutoring provision to support post-pandemic catch up.

Key Stage 5

Key Stage Five Curriculum Scope (age 16-19)

KS5

hours

A level ONE

BTEC level 3 Extended Certificate

(equivalent of 1 A Level)

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

(equivalent of 3 A levels)

5

A level TWO

BTEC level 3 Diploma

(equivalent of 2 A levels)

5

A level THREE

5

Independent Study Time (IST) Block 1

5

Independent Study Time (IST) Block 2 (unless doing four qualifications)

5

Advisory: university preparation, study skills, leadership, wider PSHE issues, assessment reflection

2

Additional Qualification (AQ)

  • Year 12 choose between the EPQ, Core Maths. Depending on progress, students receive additional support in business instead of EPQ or Core Maths
  • Year 13 receive additional curriculum support in Maths, History, Business, French or additional IST

2

Enrichment including:

  • Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Primary and secondary volunteering
  • Student leadership group meetings
  • Coding with Imperial College
  • Current Affairs and Global Curriculum Group
  • Prom committee
  • Driving theory
  • Medicine and dentistry society
  • Oxbridge society
  • Board games society
  • Chess club
  • Table tennis
  • Art society
  • Gym and Fitness
  • Anime society
  • Football club
  • Basketball club
  • Debating society
  • Music society
  • Year 13 directed study for invited students

1

+ Half termly 1:1 on UCAS, Careers, Advice and Guidance with Lead for Careers and Universities during IST