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Secondary Curriculum

Pupils in Key Stage 3 

Pupils in Key Stage 3 will continue to be taught most subjects in their classrooms by their class teacher. We continue to follow the National Curriculum and the pupils will have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, that is differentiated according to their needs and ability. Pupils will engage in English, Maths, Science, PSHE (including  Relationships & Sex education), ICT/Computing, Art and Design, Music, PE, Modern Foreign Languages, Design and Technology (inclusive of Food Technology), History, Geography, Careers Education and Religious Education.

Pupils in Key Stage 4

Pupils in Key Stage 4 will continue to receive a broad and balanced curriculum, differentiated according to their needs and ability. English, Maths, PSHE, Careers Education and PE will always be included in the timetable, but there can be increased flexibility and pupils may choose to focus on specific subjects, such as Art and Design, and their timetable can be adjusted accordingly. We encourage pupils to develop areas where they may have specific talents and interests.  

Pupils in Key Stage 4 will be working towards a range of qualifications, including GCSEs, BTechs, Open College Network qualifications and Functional Skills qualifications.

Key Stage 5 / Post 16

Pupils in Key Stage 5 / Post 16 will have an individualised programme. This may be similar to pupils in Key Stage 4, in that they will be working towards a range of qualifications. 

Where appropriate, pupils may have a programme that includes a part time placement at a local College, supported by Maypole School staff, where they can undertake a range of vocational qualifications, such as Hair & Beauty; Mechanics or Animal Care. The remainder of their programme will focus on Maths, English, PSHE and Careers Education.  Pupils will also have the option to participate in a range of offsite activities such as horse riding, gym or swimming.

Interests and talents

Whatever the age group of pupils, we will support their interests and talents.  Pupils will have the opportunity to access activities such as horse riding and dance for example, and these can be included in their weekly timetable.

Secondary Curriculum Map

The different components of Maypole’s curriculum for secondary pupils are shown in the table below. As above, this list is not exhaustive; and the availability of some of the non-academic options is dependent on appropriateness, practicality, and on what will best meet each individual pupil’s needs. But everything mentioned below is certainly possible. 

(Secondary Curriculum Map - to be provided in early Sep 2022)