Lower School Curriculum

Curriculum at Haybridge

Our students experience a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum throughout Years 7 to 11. The courses offered at all levels enhance students’ learning, attainment and achievement, challenge them to develop insight and independence of thought and help them become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Our courses in Years 7 to 11 comply with the requirements of the National Curriculum. The curriculum is reviewed each year.

The new GCSEs

At the end of Year 11 our students take their GCSEs. These exams have started to change, with subjects now being graded on a 9-1 system rather than an A*-G system. To help you understand the changes, the Government has provided some information on their website and Ofqual has made a video, which we share here for you.

We follow a fortnightly timetable, with five lessons a day, each lasting 1 hour. The tables below detail how many of these lessons students will receive every fortnight, and you can download more detailed curriculum documents using the links.

Download the most recent curriculum policy

Download the curriculum rationale