Curriculum

The Curriculum at Lordswood Boys' School

At Lordswood Boys’ School we are passionate about securing success and progression for all students and our balanced curriculum is key in delivering this aim.

Students will experience a curriculum that meets their needs, abilities and aspirations, whilst also preparing them for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life.

At the beginning of Year 7 students are placed into sets in English, Mathematics and Science based on their Key Stage 2 SATs results.

Lordswood Boys’ School believes that setting by ability is the fairest and most efficient way of grouping students.

We operate a flexible system regarding ‘setting’ and make termly reviews to ensure students are best placed to progress at the various key stages.

Key Stage 3 - Years 7,8 & 9

During Key Stage 3 students follow a traditional curriculum built up of the following subjects:

Art & Design, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Religious Education and Science. The curriculum is underpinned and complimented with literacy development (see our Literacy Build Success page).

All subject areas tailor schemes of work towards National Curriculum programmes of study.

The illustration below outlines how many hours per week each subject is provided to deliver the curriculum.

Year 7

English - 5 hrs per week

Mathematics - 5 hrs per week

Science - 3 hrs per week

Art & Design - 1 hr per week

Geography - 1 hr per week

German - 1 hr per week

History - 1 hr per week

ICT - 1 hr per week

Music - 1 hr per week

Performing Arts - 1 hr per week

PE - 3 hrs per week

PSHEE - 1 hr per week

RE - 1 hr per week

Year 8

English - 5 hrs per week

Mathematics - 5 hrs per week

Science - 3 hrs per week

Art & Design - 1 hr per week

Geography - 1 hr per week

German - 1 hr per week

History - 1 hr per week

ICT - 1 hr per week

Music - 1 hr per week

Performing Arts - 1 hr per week

PE - 3 hrs per week

PSHEE - 1 hr per week

RE - 1 hr per week

Year 9

English - 5 hrs per week

Mathematics - 5 hrs per week

Science - 3 hrs per week

Art & Design - 1 hr per week

Geography - 1 hr per week

German - 1 hr per week

History - 1 hr per week

ICT - 1 hr per week

Music - 1 hr per week

Performing Arts - 1 hr per week

PE - 3 hrs per week

PSHEE - 1 hr per week

RE - 1 hr per week

Introduction to Key Stage 4

As students move into Key Stage 4, some important changes to the curriculum occur and they will need to make some choices about their future learning. In preparation for this, students will have already started to have discussions with their teachers regarding their career aspirations. Students will be provided with information about the courses available to them in years 10 and 11 on the Key Stage 4 options day.

At Key Stage 4 students will follow a broad and balanced core curriculum consisting of the following subjects:

English, English literature, mathematics, science, personal, social, health and citizenship education, physical education and religious education. Although students are required to undertake all of these subjects, they will have the opportunity to access different courses in science. The subject teacher will be able to guide students in making the most appropriate choice in this subject area.

As well as studying the core curriculum, students have the opportunity to choose up to four other subjects from a set of pathways. There are many different courses on offer that will suit their abilities, interests and career aspirations and enable students to progress onto a range of courses post-16.

Lordswood Boys' School Hagley Road Harborne Birmingham B17 8BJ

Tel:0121 464 2837

Email: enquiry@lordswoodboys.co.uk

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