When students join IES Breckland they will experience a broad curriculum with elements of both academic and practical subjects on their timetable.
Students are grouped in the Core subjects of English, maths and science based on their Key Stage 2 grades achieved at their Primary school. All other subjects are taught in mixed ability settings. Upon entry to IES Breckland in Year 7 students embark on a two year Key Stage 3 curriculum broadly based on the National Curriculum requirements. Students receive education in English, Mathematics and Science as well as a range of Humanities, Creative and Physical subjects. Our timetable consists of a two weekly cycle, comprising 5 x 1 hour lessons per day. Below is an example of the typical Year 7 and 8 Curriculum on offer at IES Breckland.
For more details on the Key Stage 3 curriculum follow the page links for Years 7 and 8.
In addition to our curriculum offer we are able to offer SEN provision and Year 7 catch up intervention in Maths and English to ensure that every student meets their potential when they join our school in Year 7. Following the Christmas break the Key Stage 4 Choices process begins with all current Year 8 students.
As students move into Year 9 they will commence their GCSE studies. Dedicating three years to Key Stage 4 enables students to deepen their understanding of the subjects that they are studying and allows adequate time to best prepare for the end of Year 11 examinations. Currently students in Key Stage 4 follow a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, Ethics, Philosophy & Religion and ICT. In addition students receive three options choices from a wide range of subjects that include: Art & Design, Business Studies, Computing, CoPE, French, Geography, History, Performing Arts (Dance, Drama and Music), Physical Education, Psychology and Resistant Materials. Core Physical Education (non-examination) completes the Key Stage 4 curriculum. Citizenship is taught through the GCSE Religious Education syllabus and during the schools mentoring system. For further details about the Key Stage 4 curriculum offer at IES Breckland and details of the Key Stage 4 options process please follow the links for Years 9-11.
Please contact the school if you have any further questions regarding the curriculum at IES Breckland.