Windsor High School and Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
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Curriculum Structure

The aim of our curriculum is to unlock our students' academic and personal potential: raising aspirations, powering social mobility and enabling all students to go to a university or a career of their choice. Our curriculum model allows us to ensure all of our students have the opportunity to experience a breadth of subjects in depth and detail. 

Below is a table that illustrates the number of lessons students have per subject per week. 

Academic Year 2021-22 Number of lessons per subject per week
Subjects Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Maths 5 5 5 5 5
English 5 5 5 5 5
Science 4 4 4 6 6
MFL 3 3 3  
Computing 1 1 1
Geography 2 2 2
History 2 2 2
Religious Studies 1 1 1
Physical Education 3 3 3 2 2
Technology 2 2 2  
The Arts 2 2 2
Option A   3 3
Option B 3 3
Option C 3 3
Option D 3 3
Total lessons per week 30 30 30 30 30

Times of the school day can be found below.

Times of the school day

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Students in Key Stage 5 have a free option choice from over the 30 courses we offer at Windsor Sixth Form. Students are then issued with their personal timetable that meets their requested subjects. Each student therefore follows their own personal pathway that is made up from the elements below. The vast majority of our students will complete a minimum of 747.5 guided learner hours.

Activity Type Details Timetabled hours Total number of hours
Qualification Activity A Levels / CNAT / BTEC Each subject  is timetabled as 6 taught lessons per week

4 subjects = 780 hours

3 subjects = 585 hours

Non-Qualification Activity

Enrichment

Wednesday PM

2 lessons per week 65 hours
Qualification Activity (additional)

EPQ

Core Maths

English Speaking Board

EPQ = 2 lessons per week

Core Maths = 3 lessons per week 

1 lesson per week

EPQ = 65 hours

Core Maths = 97.5 hours

32.5 Hours

Non-Qualification Activity Tutorial + Registration Daily am registration 65 hours
Non-Qualification Activity Directed Study (1 per week) 1 session per week 32.5 hours
Total number of hours (minimum excl. additional qualification activity):

942.5 hours (4 subjects)

747.5 hours (3 subjects)