Curriculum Overview

Settlebeck School pride itself on its broad and balanced curriculum which is tailored to ensure that the individual needs of all our students are met. Our curriculum has been designed to help our students achieve the highest of standards and is underpinned by our belief in the limitless potential of our students. We aim to make our curriculum challenging. We believe in ensuring a curriculum experience that gives every young person the best possible opportunities for a successful future. All our students will experience lessons and activities that are exciting, relevant and, at times, deliberately difficult. We teach our students to be resilient and offer them a balanced and rich experience which will equip them to succeed in the rapidly changing world. We also ensure a high quality PHSE programme, provide relevant careers guidance and offer curriculum enrichment opportunities outside of normal lesson time. We strongly believe that all young people are entitled to a broad curriculum offer which allows them to thrive.

Year 7 and 8

At Settlebeck School we teach Year 7 & 8 in mixed age classes. This allows our small school to set by ability in some subject areas whilst ensuring the needs of every individual student are met.

Subjects studied
Subject English Maths Science Geography French History Art Catering Drama ICT Music PE Product Design PSHE RE
No. of Lessons 4 4 4 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1

At the end of Year 8 students choose 3 subjects to study alongside the core curriculum. The majority of students study GCSE but for a small number of students a more bespoke curriculum offer is created to meet need.

Please note the curriculum model is under a period of transition so the Year 11 in Sept 2018 will be following a different model. If you require further information, please contact the school.

Years 9 -10

Subjects studies

Subject English Maths Science PE RE Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
No.of lessons 6 5 6 2 2 3 3 3

Students will sit their GCSE exams in their two options subjects and RE at the end of Y10. They will continue to study English, maths and science in Y11.

*GCSE Option Choices in Y9/10

If you would like any further information, please use the contact details below:

Subject Name Email
English Ms Ingham
Maths Mrs Berry
Science Ms Queen
French Ms Thexton
Geography Mr Martin
History Mr Walker
Art Mrs Fish
Catering/Food and Nutrition Mrs Waring
Computing Mr Bramhall
Design Technology Mrs Williams
Drama Mr Pattison
Media Mr Richmond
Music Mrs Pattison
Physical Education Mr Richmond
Religious Studies Ms Ingham
Special Educational Needs Mr Richardson