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Fullhurst Community College

Curriculum

At Fullhurst Community College, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum in an aim 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. We want our students to learn a broad selection of subjects in depth in order to allow them to reach their aspirations and play an active role in society as informed and responsible citizens.

Our curriculum in each subject area is carefully planned, well sequenced and exposes students to a broad range of thinking in the subject domains they study, aiming to cultivate a sense of awe and wonder where students 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, encourage them to make links between their learning and become independent. 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 

In year 7 we provide three different curriculum pathways to try and personalise the learning of students. These pathways are determined by our continuing assessment of students to enable all students to be successful:

Year 7
Pathway A
Year 7
Pathway B

Year 7 

Pathway C

English (4) English (4) English (7)
Maths (4) Maths (4) Maths (5)
Science (3) Science (3) Science (3)
Geography (2) Geography (2) Humanities (2)
History (2) History (2) PE (2)
French (2) French (2) RE / Citizenship (1)
PE (2) PE (2) IT (1)
RE / Citizenship (1) RE / Citizenship (1) PACA (4) *
IT (1) IT (1) 25 hours
PACA (4) * PACA (4) *  
25 hours 25 hours  
( ) = lessons per week in each subject area.
* = PACA contains the following subjects: Art, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Drama, Product Design,  and PSHE.
In addition to this the following subjects are also included in the PACA rotations but only in certain bands;
  •  Spanish (Pathway A rotation  only),
  • French (Pathway C rotation only)

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

Year 8 

In year 8 we still offer different curriculum pathways however, as students accelerate progress through their experiences in year 7, there are now 2  routes:

Year 8
Pathway A
Year 8 
Pathway B
English (4) English (6)
Maths (4) Maths (4)
Science (3) Science (3)
Geography (2) Geography (2)
History (2) History (2)
French (2) PE (2)
PE (2) RE / Citizenship (1)
RE / Citizenship (1) IT (1)  
IT (1)   PACA (4)*
PACA (4)* 25 hours 
25 hours   
( ) = lessons in the week in each subject area
* = PACA contains the following subjects: Art, Drama, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Music and Product Design  which are taught on a rotation.. 
In addition to this the following subjects are also included in the PACA rotations but only in certain bands;
  •  German (Pathway A rotation  only),
  • French (Pathway B rotation only)

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.

Core (subjects studied by all students)

Core subject   Hours  
English 4
Maths 4
Science 4
PE  2
PSD ( Personal Social Development including RE and Citizenship) 2

Options (each option subject is studied for three hours a week)

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Art Art Art
   French Drama Drama
Geography Food Preparation and Nutrition Food Preparation and Nutrition   
 
History French Geography 
Spanish Geography Hair and Beauty
  Hair and Beauty History
  History Music
  Music Service and Maintenance Engineering
  Service and Maintenance Engineering Design & Technology
  Design & Technology  

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.

From 2020-21 our curriculum in Year 9 will be slightly different, as students will not longer pick options from Year 8 into 9 and will only pick options from Year 9 into 10.

Year 10 

The allocation of hours in year 10 is outlined below.

Core (subjects studied by all students)

Core subject   Hours  
English 4
Maths 4
Science 4
PE  2
PSD (Personal Social Development including RE and Citizenship) 2

Options (each option subject is studied for three hours a week)

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Computer Science Art Art
French Business Studies Business Studies
Geography Drama Drama
History Food Preparation and Nutrition Digital Information Technology
Spanish Geography History

Health and Social Care

Hair and Beauty    Health and Social Care
     Music Philosophy and Ethics
  Design & Technology Service and Maintenance Engineering
  Service and Maintenance Engineering Statistics
  Triple Award Science Triple Award Science
     

 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.

Core (subjects studied by all students)

  Core subject     Hours  
English 6
Maths 5
Science 4
PE  1

Options (each option subject is studied for three hours a week)

Option 1 Option 2 Option 3
Business Studies Art Art
Computer Science Computer Science Business Studies
  French   Digital Information Technology Drama
Geography Food Preparation and Nutrition Digital Information Technology
History   Geography Food Preparation and Nutrition
  Hair and Beauty  Hair and Beauty 
  Health and Social Care Health and Social Care
  Music   History  
  Design & Technology Service and Maintenance Engineering
  Service and Maintenance Engineering Statistics
  Triple Award Science Triple Award Science

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