The Curriculum at The Park Community School

The Curriculum at The Park Community School

In the modern world having a good education and a strong set of core values is increasingly important.

The curriculum at Park covers not only what is taught inside the classroom but also the moral and self development of every student. Providing challenge and support for all students to be the best that they can.

Each child is different. Our curriculum aims to provide the very best opportunities for each of them to learn and achieve. We seek that success, whatever individual aptitudes, interests and expectations, designing the curriculum to be more than simply a list of different subjects.

We have removed barriers to learning and success by providing every students with Knowledge books and the tools to help them learn.

Homework tasks link directly into lessons and help develop revision skill alongside personal characteristics that support success beyond Park.

We promote learning of knowledge, key vocabulary, terms and concepts allowing students to become confident in applying their new knowledge in a variety of situations and contexts.

For more information on our curriculum please see our curriculum statement.

Curriculum Allocations 2019 – 2020

The school operates 60 minute lessons, with 5 lessons per day along with a 15 minute tutorial/assembly period at the start of each day and a 20 minute 'Prep' Time at the end of the day (except Friday's).

The timetable runs over a two week cycle to allow for flexibility.

Students follow a standard curriculum during Years 7 & 8 before selecting ‘mini’  options for Year 9. Students can select three subjects from Art, Dance, Drama, Music, PE or a Second MFL.  

Students then select formal GCSE choices to start in Year 10.

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
English 16% 14% 14% 16% 16%
Maths 14% 14% 14% 14% 14%
Science 14% 14% 14% 14% 14%
MFL 6% 8% 4%    
Geography 6% 6% 6%    
History 6% 6% 6%    
Computing 4% 4% 4%    
Design and Technology 6% 6% 8%    
Art 4% 4%      
Music 4% 4%      
Drama 4% 4%      
Core PE 8% 8% 8% 8% 8%
PSHEE 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Year 9 Options (Three from Art, Music, Drama, PE, Dance, 2nd Language     4%    
Year 10 and 11 Options (x 4)       10% 10%