School Curriculum

School Curriculum

Daily Routine

The school day starts at 8.55am and is divided into five 1 hour lessons. Pupils have a 10 minute break after each lesson and a 45 minute lunch break. The timetable below gives an example timetable for a Key Stage 3 pupil although each pupil will have an individualised timetable that takes into account their academic, therapeutic and behavioural needs. School ends at 3.15pm.

B = Break, L = Lunch

Day8.55 -9.55B10.05-11.05B11.15-12.15L01.00-02.00B2.10 - 3.103.10 - 3.15
ThursEnglishArtD&TScienceReligious EducationReview
FriEnglishICTScienceOutdoor EducationOutdoor EducationReview

The Meadows School Curriculum

Curriculum time each week adds up to 25 hours, organised as a 5 period day on a weekly timetable.

SubjectKey Stage 3 No: of LessonsKey Stage 4 No: of LessonsAccreditation
English5*5Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE
Mathematics3*3Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE
Science4*6Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Additional Science
ICT1*1Unit Awards, Entry Level
Technology1*1Unit Awards, Entry Level Food Technology, Graphic Products
PSHE/Citizenship1*1Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE (short)
Art & Design1*1Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE
History1*1Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE
Geography1*1Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE
RE1*1Unit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE(short)
French*1OptionalUnit Award, Entry Level, GCSE
PE2*2Unit Awards, Entry Level
Outdoor Ed2*2Unit Awards + NGB qualifications
Child DevelopmentxOptionalUnit Awards, Entry Level, GCSE
Equine Assisted QualificationsEntry Level, Level 1/2

*Time allocation may change due to individual needs eg. in Key Stage 3 French may be replaced by another English session if Literacy is a particular area of concern. At Key stage 4 the allocation may need altering to cater for needs e.g. a child who is doing GCSE Citizenship may need more than one session. The core subjects would usually be increased rather than decreased in line with needs.

As an AQA Examination Centre all examinations up to and including GCSE can be taken on site.