Curriculum Information


We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, recognised by Ofsted as one of the strengths of our school, which enables our students to pursue their talents and aspirations in Languages, Literature, the Arts, the Humanities, Technology, Sport and the Sciences. Our Learning Support Department is very active supporting students who need additional help and all students are challenged and encouraged to excel.  We promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our students in school and for our modern British society while preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

 

Key Stage 3

In accordance with National Curriculum requirements, all Carr Hill’s students follow a common program of study which is broad, balanced and relevant. The following time is allocated to each subject over a two week timetable.

 

 

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

8

8

8

 

Mathematics

8

8

8

 

Science

6

6

6

 

Spanish – year 7; French – year 8+9*

4

4

4

 

History

3

3

3

 

Geography

3

3

3

 

Art & Design

2

2

2

 

Performing Arts – including Dance, Drama and Music

3

3

3

 

Design Technology

3

3

3

 

Computer Science

2

2

2

 

Physical Education

4

4

4

 

Religious Studies

2

2

2

 

Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship

2

2

2

 

                 

*students in year 9 have the option to drop performing arts or technology and pick up Spanish

 

 

 GCSEs begin in Year 10.

 

Subject

Year 10

Year 11

English

8

8

 

Mathematics

8

8

 

Double or Triple Science

10 or 12

12

 

Physical Education

2

2

 

Religious Studies

3

3

 

Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship

2

2

 

Ebacc option

2

2

 

Option 2+3

10

10

 

             

*Dual award student also have two study periods/ fortnight to work on homework and revision as well as English and Maths intervention.

For more information on the option subjects please visit the options pages on the website.

Sixth Form Curriculum

Carr Hill is one of a small number of schools in Lancashire to offer its students Post-16 education. Opened in September 1979, the Sixth Form Centre has been extremely successful in preparing students for the GCE Advanced Level examinations and large numbers have proceeded to University and Higher Education each year. In 2009 Post 16 studies at Carr Hill entered a new era with the opening of a new dedicated £2.5million Sixth Form Centre.  A wide variety of relevant and challenging courses are available, including a diverse range of Level 3 BTEC and diploma courses. We offer cutting edge courses to reflect student needs and in line with 21st Century Post 16 Study, while always maintaining high academic standards.  Please visit the sixth form section of the website for more information.