Hounsdown School

Hounsdown School

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Curriculum - Year 9

Students at Hounsdown School begin their KS4 curriculum and start their options subjects in September of Year 9.

From September 2015 students selected 3 option choices as well as following the compulsory core subjects.  Students are required to follow and study at least one of the following EBacc subjects:

* Computing
* Geography
* History
* French
* Spanish

Grouping is refined with separate ability sets for English/English Literature, Maths and Science.  In Science all students follow the same curriculum until the start of Year 10 when they will either follow core and additional (combined science from September 2016) or Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics).  Option subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.

From September 2015 the school adopted the new national GCSE grading system of 9 – 1 (9 being equivalent to the current A*).







English and English Literature     8 Computing/ICT 1
 Mathematics     8 PSHCE  1 
Science     8 Ethics and Beliefs  3 
 PE     4  

Plus 3 Options of either 6 or 5 hours a fortnight.

Options Include:

 Art Business Studies Catering (Food Technology)    
 Computing Dance   Drama
French Geography GCSE PE
Graphics History Media Studies
Music Photography Resistant Materials
Spanish Vcert PE  

 Curriculum Information Evening 2016