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
Mathematics   6 lessons
Physical Education 4 lessons
Religious Studies 3 lessons
PSHCE 1 lesson
In addition to the above, students study 4 GCSE subjects
from the following:
 

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

Geography,  French, Spanish, German, Physical Education 

Product Design, Food studies, Resistant Materials

Drama, Sociology, Computer Science 

5 lessons

 

Years 12 and 13  
Sixth Form Games 2 lessons
PSHCE    1 lesson
AS levels  8 lessons per chosen subject
A2 levels     9 lessons per chosen subjects  
CSLA   2 lessons
Further Maths 7 lessons at AS and 6 lessons at A2
Extended Project 2 periods
HSLA 2 periods

Some subjects have fewer than eight or nine lessons per fortnight due to lower than expected uptake.

Students study up to four 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

 

Spanish

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Curriculum policy 24th Oct 2016 Download