CURRICULUM

The curriculum offered at Teign encompasses all the activities that the school organises, both inside and outside the classroom. We seek to ensure that individual strengths can be nurtured and at the same time we strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that allows students to discover new talents. In doing so, this also promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our students. Underpinning the curriculum are the school’s aims which centre on preparation for adult life in a changing world.

Timetable

The timetabled component of the curriculum comprises a 25-hour a week, with students taught in five one hour lessons each day. The timing of the school day is biased toward the morning, with four periods up until lunch time.

The day begins with a 20 minute period of tutor time that is designed to allow students to be prepared for the working day. Once a week, the students will have an assembly, either with their year group or their House.

On two days during the school year, the timetable is collapsed to enable a wider range of activities to take place. These include careers education and various aspects of PHSE.

We largely follow the National Curriculum orders at KS3 and KS4.

The following are subjects are taught:

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

 

Periods per fortnightSubjects
7English, Maths, Science
6Languages
4Physical Education
3History, Geography, BVC
2 ICT, Technology, Drama, Music, Art

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

 

Periods per fortnightSubjects
9Science
7English, Maths
4Physical Education
3BVC
54 x Option subjects

KS3

Key Stage 3 consists of  Years 7, 8 & 9. Please view/download our course information booklets below for more detailed information about the curriculum for each year group.

Year 7 Course Information Booklet

Year 7

Course Information Guide

Year 8 Course Information Booklet

Year 8

Course Information Guide

Year 9 Course Information Booklet

Year 9

Course Information Guide

KS4

KS4 Courses available

Beliefs, Values and Citizenship (core subject)
Core Physical Education
GCSE Art and Design (Fine Art) 8202 AQA
GCSE Religious Studies (either Full Course or Short Course) AQA
GCSE Computer Science AQA
GCSE DRAMA (9-1) WJEC/Eduqas
GCSE English Language AQA
GCSE English Literature AQA
GCSE Geography AQA
GCSE History OCR
GCSE Mathematics (1MA1) Edexcel
GCSE Music – 8271 AQA
GCSE PE AQA
GCSE OCR Cambridge Nationals Sport Studies
GCSE OCR Level 1/2 GCSE (9-1) in Combined Science A (Gateway Science) (J250) (Combined Science)

Separate Sciences
GCSE OCR Level 1/2 GCSE (9-1) in Biology A (Gateway Science) (J247)
GCSE OCR Level 1/2 GCSE (9-1) in Chemistry A (Gateway Science) (J248)
GCSE OCR Level 1/2 GCSE (9-1) in Physics A (Gateway Science) (J249)
Level 2 Technical Award in Land Based Studies, City and Guilds
GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition AQA
BTEC Health and Social Care Level 2 Pearson
GCSE Design and Technology: Resistant Materials AQA

Key Stage 4 consists of  Years 10 & 11. Please view/download our course information booklets below for more detailed information about the curriculum for each year group.

Year 10 Course Information Booklet

Year 10

Course Information Guide

Year 11 Course Information Booklet

Year 11

Course Information Guide