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Curriculum

 
At Stoke Damerel Community College our curriculum will empower students with the knowledge and characteristics to learn beyond school and to participate in and question the world of tomorrow.
Our curriculum is guided by the following principles:
  1. All students are entitled to powerful knowledge in all subjects and this is at the heart of our curriculum. 
  2. Our curriculum is coherent and expertly sequenced. This means that new knowledge and skills is built upon previous knowledge and skills so that students build rich, subject-specific schemata.
  3. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and meets the needs of all learners. Our curriculum allows students to study a wide range of subjects for as long a possible, whilst also allowing them to securely grasp the key concepts in the Ebacc subjects.
  4. Our curriculum is a ‘live’ document it is discussed, evaluated and modified regularly according to the needs of our students and the changing dynamics of the subjects that we teach
  5. Our curriculum promotes a love of and fluency in reading and writing. A fluency in reading and writing is vital for students to be able to access the world around them.       
  6. Our curriculum includes an extensive character offer. Which includes a comprehensive co-curricular program and excellent careers provision.

Our curriculum at Key Stage 3 focuses on giving every child the widest experience possible across the arts, languages, humanities and technical subjects whilst maintaining a strong focus on the core subjects of English, mathematics, science, RE and PE.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum and options process

At Key Stage 4 the curriculum combines both core and optional subjects and is structured to allow for maximum flexibility of choice. Students will choose their options in year 9, this gives the students time to experience all subjects and make an informed decision.

All students will be required to study English language, English literature, mathematics and combined science. Students are also required to study one of geography, history or French.

Students will then be able to choose from a wide range of GCSE and vocational subjects, as a school we make every effort to ensure all students get the options that they desire.

The following subjects are offered as option subjects at Key Stage 4 as a GCSE or equivalent.

  • Triple Science (separate GCSEs in biology, chemistry and physics)

  • Geography 

  • History

  • French

  • Drama

  • Dance

  • Media

  • Business Studies

  • Health & Social Care

  • Child Development

  • Sport Science

  • Performing Arts

  • Computer Science

  • IT

  • Music performance

  • Art

  • Photography

  • Sociology

  • Hospitality & Catering

  • Textiles

Students will also continue to complete core PE lessons, PSHE and computing that will not be examined.


Curriculum Maps are below for individual departments. 

For more information about our curriculum, please contact cfollett@sdcc.net

Please click here to view the curriculum overview

Exam Boards

KS4

KS4 Courses 2022/2023

Subject

Exam Board

Course Code

QAN

Art

AQA

8201C

601/8088/2

Art Photography

AQA

8206C

601/8088/2

Business

Pearson Edexcel

1BS0

603/0121/1

Child Development Yr10

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Tech

RCD3

603/7058/0

Child Development Yr11

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

BTLH6

603/1914/8

Computer Science

OCR

J277

6018355X

Dance (Performing Arts)

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

BBPK8

603/0406/6

Drama Yr 10

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Tech

RPA3

603/7054/3

Drama Yr 11

RSL L2 Certificate in Performing Arts

 

601/7680/5

English Language

AQA

8700

601/4292/3

English Literature

AQA

8702

601/4447/6

French

Pearson Edexcel

1FR0

601/8708/6

Functional Skills Level 1 English

AQA

8720

603/4284/5

Geography

AQA

8035

601/8410/3

Health & Social Care Yr 10

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Tech

RHS3

603/70476

Health & Social Care Yr 11

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

YPE63

603/0395/5

History

Pearson Edexcel

1H10

601/8092/4

Hospitality & Catering

WJEC/Eduqas Vocational award

5569 QA

601/7703/2

IT (Digital Information Tech)

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Tech

RIT3

60370506

IT (Digital Information Tech)

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

BHTL8

603/2740/6

Mathematics

Pearson Edexcel

1MA1

601/4700/3

Media (Creative Media Production)

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

CSDY6

603/1238/5

Music Yr10

WJEC/Eduqas

3660 QS

C00/0780/5

Music Yr11

RSL L2 Certificate in Performance for Music Practitioners

 

603/3303/0

Science Combined: Trilogy Double Award

AQA

8464

601/8758/X

Science Separate:

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

AQA

8461

8462

8463

601/8752/9

601/8757/8

601/8751/7

Sociology

AQA

8192

603/0798/5

Sport Yr10

Pearson Edexcel BTEC Tech

RSP3

60370683

Sport Yr 11

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

BPNG6

600/4779/3

Statistics

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

1ST0

603/1084/4

Travel & Tourism Yr 11

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

BKWZ5

603/3038/7

 

KS5

KS5 Courses 2022/2023

Subject

Exam Board

Code

QAN

Art

OCR

H600

60150889

Art Photography

OCR

H600

60150889

Biology

OCR

H420?

60142601

Business

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

UDG49

601/7159/5

Chemistry

Pearson Edexcel

9CH0

601/5646/6

Children’s Play

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

BZGR7

601/7569/2

Computer Science

OCR

H446

601/4911/5

Drama

RSL L3 Diploma in Performing Arts

 

601/7682/9

English Literature

AQA

7712

601/5327/1

English Resit (GCSE)

AQA

8700

601/4292/3

Extended Project

AQA

7993

600/9534/9

Food Science & Nutrition

WJEC/Eduqas

4563 QD

601/4552/3

Geography

AQA

7037

601/8940/X

Health & Social Care

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

YYP35

601/7197/2

History

OCR

H505

601/4701/5

IT (Digital IT)

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

UTH39

601/7575/8

Mathematics

Pearson Edexcel

9MA0

603/1333/X

Mathematical Studies

AQA

1350A

601/4945/0

Mathematics Resits (GCSE)

Pearson Edexcel

1MA1

601/4700/3

Media (Film & Video Production)

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

CWYR7

603/1910/0

Philosophy

AQA

7172

603/0684/1

Physics

Pearson Edexcel

9PH0

601/4848/2

Psychology A-level

AQA

7182

601/4838/X

Psychology BTEC

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

DTGR7

603/3058/2

Sociology

AQA

7192

601/3994/8

Sport

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

VDK30

601/7218/6

Sport Double

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

XKJ53

603/0460/1

Travel & Tourism

Pearson Edexcel BTEC

CSLH1

601/9023/1

 

 

 

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