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Curriculum

At Fullhurst Community College, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum in order to develop confident, responsible and successful young people who have a developed understanding of the world around them. We are proud of our unique context and the richness this brings to our curriculum offer, which is designed especially to meet the needs of our students. Our students learn a broad selection of subjects in order to allow them to reach their aspirations and fulfil their ambitions, whatever they may be. The curriculum they follow also exposes them to varied ideas, diverse cultures and important parts of our heritage that they may not have encountered before so they can play an active role in society as informed, tolerant and responsible citizens

Our curriculum in each subject area is carefully planned, ambitious and well sequenced to support students to build up their knowledge and skills from year 7 up to year 11. Subjects aim to cultivate a sense of awe and wonder, where students understand why the subjects they learn are so important and are keen to learn more. Students also study PSHE to develop their overall character. Our curriculum planning seeks to build on the prior knowledge of students, encourages them to make links and connections between different aspects of their learning and supports them in becoming independent learners. Our curriculum offer also actively addresses the knowledge gaps students may join us with, given the wide range of different starting points our students have and the significantly higher than national rates of disadvantage. We do this by explicit teaching of vocabulary and addressing students’ cultural capital through providing additional reading opportunities.

Our in-lesson curriculum is supplemented by our extra-curricular programmecareers educationassembly programme and Fullhurst Pledge activities (further details can be found by clicking on the links).

Further detail regarding the curriculum covered by individual subjects can be found by visiting faculty pages. If you would like more information about the curriculum at Fullhurst Community College, please contact main reception.

Year 7 

The allocation of hours in Year 7 is outlined below.

Bands 7a, 7b & 7c

Band 7d

Subject

Hours

Subject

Hours

English

4

English

7

Mathematics

4

Mathematics

5

Science

3

Science

3

History

2

Humanities

2

Geography

2

Physical Education (Core)

2

Physical Education (Core)

2

Computer Science

1

French

2

Religious Education

1

Computer Science

1

Art/D&T/Food/Music Rotation**

2

Religious Education

1

Drama/PSHE/Learning Skills Rotation*

1

Art/D&T/Food/Music Rotation**

2

Spanish/PSHE/PSHE Rotation*

1

Drama/PSHE/Learning Skills Rotation*

1

 

 

Spanish/PSHE/PSHE Rotation*

1

 

 

Total Weekly Hours

25

Total Weekly Hours

25

* These rotations change every 13 weeks giving the students 13 hours of each of the three subjects within the rotation over the course of the academic year.
 

** These rotations change every 10 weeks giving the students 20 hours of each of the four subjects within the rotation over the course of the academic year.

 

In addition to the subjects mentioned above, in tutor periods (8.45-9.05 each day), students cover a PSHE curriculum and careers guidance, linked to our assembly programme.

Year 8 

The allocation of hours in Year 8 is outlined below.

Bands 8a, 8b & 8c

Band 8d

Subject

Hours

Subject

Hours

English

4

English

7

Mathematics

4

Mathematics

5

Science

3

Science

3

History

2

Humanities

2

Geography

2

Physical Education (Core)

2

Physical Education (Core)

2

Computer Science

1

French

2

Religious Education

1

Computer Science

1

Art/D&T/Food/Music Rotation**

2

Religious Education

1

Drama/PSHE/Learning Skills Rotation*

1

Art/D&T/Food/Music Rotation**

2

Spanish/PSHE/PSHE Rotation*

1

Drama/PSHE/Learning Skills Rotation*

1

 

 

Spanish/PSHE/PSHE Rotation*

1

 

 

Total Weekly Hours

25

Total Weekly Hours

25

       

* These rotations change every 13 weeks giving the students 13 hours of each of the three subjects within the rotation over the course of the academic year.

** These rotations change every 10 weeks giving the students 20 hours of each of the four subjects within the rotation over the course of the academic year.

In addition to the subjects mentioned above, in tutor periods (8.45-9.05 each day), students cover a PSHE curriculum and careers guidance, linked to our assembly programme.

Year 9 

The allocation of hours in Year 9 is outlined below.

Bands 9a, 9b & 9c

Band 9d

Subject

Hours

Subject

Hours

English

4

English

5

Mathematics

4

Mathematics

5

Science

4

Science

4

History

2

History

2

Geography

2

Geography

2

Physical Education (Core)

2

Physical Education (Core)

2

French

2

Art/D&T/Food/Music Rotation**

2

PSHE Rotation (Healthy Lifestyles/ Computer Science/ RE & Citizenship/ Careers & Finance)**

2

PSHE Rotation (Healthy Lifestyles/ Computer Science/ RE & Citizenship/ Careers & Finance)**

2

Art/D&T/Food/Music Rotation**

2

Drama/Spanish/PSHE Rotation*

1

Drama/Spanish/PSHE Rotation*

1

 

 

Total Weekly Hours

25

Total Weekly Hours

25

* These rotations change every 13 weeks giving the students 13 hours of each of the three subjects within the rotation over the course of the academic year.

** These rotations change every 10 weeks giving the students 20 hours of each of the four subjects within the rotation over the course of the academic year.

In addition to the subjects mentioned above, in tutor periods (8.45-9.05 each day), students cover a PSHE curriculum and careers guidance, linked to our assembly programme.

Year 10 

The allocation of hours in Year 10 is outlined below.

Bands 10ab, 10c & 10d

Subject

Hours

English

4

Mathematics

4

Science

4

Physical Education (Core)

2

PSHE Rotation (Healthy Lifestyles/ Computer Science/ RE & Citizenship/ Careers & Finance)**

2

Option Subject 1

3

Option Subject 2

3

Option Subject 3

3

Total Weekly Hours

25

** These rotations change every 10 weeks giving the students 20 hours of each of the four subjects within the rotation over the course of the academic year.

 In addition to the subjects mentioned above in tutor periods (8.45-9.05 each day) students cover a PSHE curriculum and careers guidance, linked to our assembly programme.

In addition, to our comprehensive coverage of the PSHE curriculum through tutor periods and assemblies, we offer an engaging and inclusive PSD (Personal Social Development) programme. This involves students learning about Healthy Lifestyles, Finance, Enterprise, IT, RE and Citizenship.

 

Year 11 

The allocation of hours in Year 11 is outlined below.

Bands 11ab, 11c & 11d

Subject

Hours

English

6

Mathematics

5

Science

4

Physical Education (Core)

1

Option Subject 1

3

Option Subject 2

3

Option Subject 3

3

Total Weekly Hours

25

In addition to the subjects mentioned above, in tutor periods (8.45-9.05 each day), students cover a PSHE curriculum and careers guidance, linked to our assembly programme.

Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
Imperial Avenue
Leicester
LE3 1AH

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781
email: office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk