Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

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At The Roseland Academy students are taught a Core Curriculum which follows the updated National Curriculum Programmes of study. These are in place across Key Stage 3.

New Key Stage 4 Programmes of Study in place for Year 10 and Year 11 to follow the new GCSE/BTEC Specifications.

Subjects are taught in both mixed ability or set groups. In Year 7 teaching groups are normally mixed ability but subsequently students may be placed in groups according to ability in each specific subject. The organisation of these teaching groups is decided by each team of subject specialists.

Year 7 – Mixed ability teaching groups in Humanities, Music, Art, Technology (ICT, Catering, Resistant Materials), Modern Foreign Languages, Drama, PE, Textiles and Farm Studies. English, Maths and Science are set according to ability.

Year 8 – Mixed ability teaching groups in Drama, Humanities, Music, Art, Technology (ICT, Catering, Resistant Materials), Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Textiles and Farm Studies. English, Maths and Science are set according to ability.

Year 9 – Mixed ability teaching groups in Humanities, Music, Art, Technology (ICT, Catering, Resistant Materials), Photography, Modern Foreign Languages, PE, Textiles and Farm Studies. English, Maths and Science are set according to ability.

Year 10 – Students follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, PE, Ethics and Philosophy. They have an additional 4 options subjects that are selected during Year 9 options process.

Year 11 – Students follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, PE, Ethics and Philosophy. They have an additional 4 options subjects that are selected during Year 9 options process.

Students identified as requiring extra support irrespective of ability are provided with additional help either in the form of support in the classroom or by being placed in a smaller group for some subjects. This ensures all students make rapid and sustained progress well above national averages.

In Year 9 students begin covering GCSE content in all subjects. In Years 10 and 11 all students are prepared for GCSE examinations. Our success in these examinations has been outstanding. Results at The Roseland are well above the Cornish and national averages.

Personal, Social and Health Education with Citizenship is also taught throughout Years 10 and 11. There is a diverse and relevant range of topics including Online Safety, Careers Information and Guidance, and British Values and Democracy.

In addition, all students as part of their option process choose to study 4 additional GCSE/BTEC subjects that will include:

  • Art & Design GCSE
  • Drama GCSE
  • French GCSE
  • Spanish GCSE
  • Geography GCSE
  • History GCSE
  • Music GCSE
  • Media GCSE
  • Photography GCSE
  • Separate Science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry) x3 GCSEs

As an alternative to GCSEs we also offer level 2’s in:

  • Business Studies (Cambridge National Level 2)
  • Engineering (BTec Tech Award)
  • Animal Care (BTec First Award)
  • Hospitality and Catering  (WJEC Level 2)
  • ICT (Cambridge National Level 2)

English Language GCSE In Years 10 and 11 all students study the following core courses:

  • English Literature GCSE
  • Mathematics GCSE
  • Physical Education
  • Ethics and Philosophy GCSE
  • Science (Double Award unless taking Triple Science option) GCSE

A range of practical and leadership opportunities such as Duke of Edinburgh and Junior Sports Leader Award are also available.

The school performance tables can be found on https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/136572/the-roseland-academyDfe Website  

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum and the information is not listed on the website, please contact the Deputy Headteacher, Mr Richard Clarke, via the contact information on our home page.