Curriculum Overview

At Court Moor we offer a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that caters for all.  It provides students with a wide range of knowledge, skills and experiences and gives pupils opportunities to fulfil their potential. It is designed to help all students to:

  • develop lively and enquiring minds
  • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • learn the essential skills of life, including numeracy and ICT
  • explore and understand the world in which they live
  • appreciate the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
  • express themselves creatively and enjoy the creativity of others
  • appreciate a wide range of human achievement
  • develop personal, moral and spiritual values, including respect for others
  • be prepared for the opportunities and responsibilities of life in a changing world
  • develop their personal, learning and thinking skills (PLTS); demonstrate and develop skills in resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity
  • learn how to learn and to regard learning as an enjoyable, lifelong activity
  • develop a wide range of interests and appreciate the need for a healthy lifestyle
  • set high personal standards of achievement and value excellence
  • reflect British values and foster an understanding of their importance in today’s society.

We have six periods each day, four in the morning and two in the afternoon. Each lesson lasts 50 minutes, with a 15-minute break between lessons 2 & 3 and 30-minute break between lessons 4 & 5.  

Key Stage 3 Years 7 to 9

In Key Stage 3 Court Moor follows the requirements of the national curriculum.  It consists of English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, Computing, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Personal Development and Citizenship(PDC) and Philosophy, Religion and Ethics.

Key Stage 4 Years 10 to 11

In Years 10 and 11, all pupils follow a common core of GCSE courses in English, Mathematics, and Science.  Some students also take the FSMQ in mathematics and Statistics GCSE.

There is no difference in the curriculum provision for boys and girls, but an element of choice is allowed in Years 10 and 11. The school ensures that the EBacc (English Baccalaureate) qualification is available at KS4 for all students to study, should they wish.

In Year 11, students can choose one option from one of the following entitlement areas (humanities, computing or modern foreign language), plus two from: the arts (including art, music and drama), design technology (catering, food, graphics, product design, electronics), modern foreign languages, computing and ICT, humanities (geography and history), PE, Child Development or Public Services(BTEC).  The structure of the curriculum plan allows students to choose, if they wish, two languages, or two humanities subjects, or two arts subjects. All students take Religious Education at GCSE and core PE and PDC.

In Year 10, students can choose one option from one of the following entitlement areas (humanities, computing or modern foreign language), plus two from: the arts (including art, music and drama), food and nutrition, design technology (graphics, product design, electronics), modern foreign languages (Spanish, German or French), computer science and ICT, humanities (geography and history), Travel and Tourism (BTEC), PE or Sports Studies (Cambridge National Award).  The structure of the curriculum plan allows students to choose, if they wish, two languages, or two humanities subjects or two arts subjects.  Additionally, GCSEs are offered after school in business studies, statistics, astronomy, dance and creative writing at AS Level.

In addition to the GCSEs listed above, in Year 10, Computing, Citizenship, Religious Study and Sexual Education, is taught in six “Off Curriculum” days: These cover a range of topics including:

  • Sexual Health
  • Careers
  • Drugs
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Citizenship
  • Religious Studies
  • Computing & ICT Skills
  • Interview Day/CV preparation etc.
Page Documents Date  
Year 8 Curriculum Evening Presentation 08th Nov 2016 Download
Year 9 Curriculum Evening Presentation 08th Nov 2016 Download
Year 10 Curriculum Evening Presentation 20th Oct 2016 Download
Year 11 Curriculum Evening Presentation... 03rd Oct 2017 Download