Walton High

Curriculum

Overview of Walton High’s curriculum

Overview of Walton High’s curriculum

Key Stage 3
In Key Stage 3 all students follow a broad and balanced curriculum.  Whilst there is a focus on the core curriculum students also study a range of creative and performing arts subjects as well as the humanities, modern languages, computing and physical education.  The usual number of sessions allocated to different subjects is shown in the table below.

Subject

Allocation of sessions per cycle

English – Language

4

English – Literature

4

Mathematics

8

Sciences

6

Computing

2

History

3

Geography

3

Philosophy & Ethics

3

Modern Languages

4

Design Technology

4

Art

3

Performing Arts

4

PE

4

Learning Challenges

4

Total:

56

Key Stage 4
Walton High’s three year Key Stage 4 supports students to follow a wide range of subjects and many choose a combination of academic and vocational courses.  In addition to GCSE English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Philosophy & Ethics students choose six others from the following which are arranged in option blocks.

Academic - GCSEs
  • Combined Science
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Design Technology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Textiles

Vocational – BTECs and OCR Nationals

  • Health and Social Care
  • ICT
  • Creative Media Production
  • Performing Arts

 

Key Stage 5
As young people are now required to stay in education or training until the age of 18, all Level 2 qualifications offered in Key Stage 4 have a Level 3 progression route Post-16.  Milton Keynes Education Trust also offers a number of apprenticeships (see Annex A).  

 

Enrichment

Walton High also has many opportunities for an enriched experience beyond timetabled lessons.

  • The ‘learning day’ operates ‘Eight till late’ with Session 9 activities offering both enrichment and support. Activities currently on offer include Shakespeare Schools Festival, Comic Book Club, Film Club, Masterchef, Chess Club, Jazz Club and Pop Choir.

 

  • Learning Challenges on Wednesday afternoons bring students together in small, mixed-age groups for an extended block of time, enjoying anything from Health Education and First Aid to Dancing, Archery, Yoga, Cookery and Photography.
  • On Advanced Learning Days the normal timetable is suspended in favour of cross curricular study during which students experience the challenge and excitement of learning something new and in depth.

There is an exciting programme of outdoor adventurous activities including participation in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and canoeing, rock climbing and snowboarding.

  • Walton High also offers a wide range of sporting opportunities both for those interested in fitness and those who wish to engage in competitive matches and represent the school.

 

Student must study either combined science or the three sciences separately

Students must study History and/or Geography

All Post 16 courses are subject to a minimum number of students enrolling

 

Please click here to download ANNEX A

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