Curriculum

This section of the website contains lots of information about subject areas within our varied curriculum.We believe that learning is an enjoyable, lifelong process through which everyone can achieve their potential and exceed their expectations. We will challenge and support our students to do their very best by providing an extensive range of learning experiences beyond the statutory requirement.

It is important to recognize that the curriculum is not solely about the National Curriculum, although this is the legal foundation because it secures an entitlement for all students. The curriculum embraces all that is learned through college, whether it be in lessons or part of informal learning within and beyond the college day.

At Unity College we operate a three year Key Stage 3 and a two year Key Stage 4. 

Do take the time to explore some of the more detailed subject information contained within this section. If you feel you would like more information regarding the curriculum offered please contact Miss Gerrard on 01282 683010.

 

 

In KS3 students will study the following subjects:

Year 7

Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons
English 5 PE 2 Art 1
Maths 5 Technology 2 Music 1
Science 4 MFL 2 RE 1
    History 2 iD 1
    Geography 2 Drama 1
        Computing 1

Year 8

Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons
English 5 MFL 3 Art 1
Maths 5 Technology 2 Music 1
Science 4 PE 2 RE 1
    History 2 iD 1
    Geography 2 Computing 1

Year 9

Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons
English 5 MFL 3 Art 1
Maths 5 Technology 2 Music 1
Science 5 PE 2 RE/iD 1
    History 2 Computing 1
    Geography 2    

 

 

In KS4 students will study the following subjects each week:

Year 10

Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons
English 5 PE 2 Option 1 3
Maths 5 iD 1 Option 2 3
Science 5     Option 3 3
        Option 4 3

Year 11

Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons Subject #Lessons
English 5 PE 1 Option 1 3
Maths 5 iD 1 Option 2 3
Science 6     Option 3 3
        Option 4 3

 

Students at Unity College opt for their KS4 courses in Year 9. Every student has an appointment with a senior member of staff along with their parent/guardian to discuss their KS4 option choices. Students are given the opportunity to study 4 subjects alongside their core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Dual Award Science. Students will also study iD and PE.

Students must choose at least one subject from the following list :

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computer Science
  • Separate Sciences

 

Students can then choose subjects from the following list (as well as the above list) to make up their 4 option choices:

  • Fine Art
  • Textiles
  • Design Technology
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Business Studies
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Sport Science
  • Creative iMedia
  • Religious Studies

 

 

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