Curriculum Overview

CURRICULUM ALLOCATION PER FORTNIGHT

The school timetable runs on a two week timetable system, allocating a set number of lessons (each lasting one hour) to subjects across the fortnight.

Below is the time allocations given to subjects within each year group's programme of study.

Burnham Grammar School's full Curriculum policy can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

If you would like to get further information about the curriculum, please contact our deputy headteacher Mr Cathcart: jcathcart@burnhamgrammar.org.uk 

Year 7

 
English 6 lessons
Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages 6 lessons
PE  4 lessons
Geography, History, Art 3 lessons
Technology, Religious Studies, Music, Computer Science, Psychology for Learning 2 lessons
PSHCE, Drama, Food Technology 1 lesson

 

Year 8  
Mathematics   8 lessons
English 7 lessons
Science, Modern Foreign Languages    6 lessons
PE  4 lessons
Geography, History, Religious Studies    3 lessons
Art, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Music    2 lessons
PSHCE, Drama 1 lesson

 

 

Years 9, 10 and Year 11  
All students study these subjects at GCSE:  
English Language, English Literature, Double Science  

8 lessons

(Double Science 7 lessons in year 9)

Mathematics   6 lessons
Physical Education 4 lessons
Religious Studies

3 lessons

(4 lessons in year 9)

PSHCE 1 lesson
In addition to the above, students study 4 GCSE subjects
from the following:
 

Art and design, Business, Music, History,  Triple science 

Geography,  French, Spanish, German, Physical Education 

Product Design, Drama, Sociology, Computer Science 

5 lessons

 

Years 12 and 13  
Sixth Form Games 2 lessons
PSHCE    1 lesson
   
A Levels    

8 lessons per chosen subject

CSLA   1 lesson
Further Maths 7 lessons
EPQ 1 lesson
   

Some subjects have fewer than eight lessons per fortnight due to class size.

Students mainly study three subjects from the following list:

Art and Design

French

Media Studies

Business

Further Mathematics

Music

Biology

Geography

Physical education

Chemistry

History

RS/ Philosophy and Ethics

Computer Science

Mathematics

Physics

Product Design

Government and Politics

Psychology

Economics

 

Sociology

English literature

 

Spanish

 

For more information on A Level courses, please see the Sixth Form page which has full subject course information and entry requirements for each.

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Curriculum Policy 201920 final 21st Nov 2019 Download