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.

Year 7

 
English 7 lessons
Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages 6 lessons
PE  4 lessons
Geography, History, Art 3 lessons
Technology, Religious Studies, Music, ICT, Psychology for Learning 2 lessons
PSHCE, Drama 1 lesson

 

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

 

   

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

8 lessons

(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 Studies, 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

(9 lessons for legacy A2 subjects)

CSLA   2 lessons
Further Maths 6 lessons
Extended Project 2 periods
HSLA 2 periods

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 Studies

Further Mathematics

Music

Biology

Geography

Physical education

Chemistry

German

RS/ Philosophy and Ethics

Computer Science

History

Physics

Product Design

ICT

Psychology

Economics

Mathematics

Sociology

English literature

Government and Politics

Spanish

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Curriculum policy 13th Oct 2017 Download