Curriculum

At Todmorden High School our core purpose is to offer an ambitious curriculum that supports learning in and out of the classroom, underpinned by our school values of Ambition, Respect, Care & Honesty (ARCH).

Through offering a wide range of subjects and opportunities, reinforced by great learning and teaching we truly believe that we will enable each individual to unlock their unique potential.

We believe the success of our curriculum is measured by outcomes, progression and attendance.

If you wish to obtain additional information on our curriculum please don’t hesitate to contact Mrs Coates (DHT) who will be able to advise you.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

Core English (4hrs), Maths (4hrs), Science (4hrs), Computer Science (1hrs), EPR (Ethics, philosophy and religion) (1hr), PE (1hr).
Foundation Technology (1hr), Geography (2hrs), History (2hrs), Spanish (2hrs), Art (1hr), Music/Dance & Fitness/Drama (2hrs per week on rotation).

(Year 7 students will do an additional subject on a rotation that promotes their cultural capital).

PSHCE (Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education) Students will have 6 full ‘ARCH’ days studying a PSHCE programme covering aspects such as citizenship, sexual health, sex education, British values, tolerance, extremism, mental health and preparing students for the world of work.

Key Stage 4 (2019-20 Years 10 & 11)

Current Year 10- Core English 4, Maths 4, Science 4, Core PE 1, Options 4 x 3 hours.

PSHCE/SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual, Cultural): Students will also have six full ‘ARCH’ days covering aspects such as citizenship, sexual health, sex education, British Values, tolerance, extremism, mental health and preparing students for the world of work. This will also cover the computer science curriculum.

Option A Option B Option C Option D
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Ge Ge Ge Ge Ge Ge Ge Ge Ge Ge Ge Ge
Ar Ar Ar Po Po Po Ar Ar Ar Dt Dt Dt
Fd Fd Fd Dt Dt Dt Po Po Po It It It
Bs Bs Bs Er Er Er Er Er Er Hs Hs Hs
Pa Pa Pa Bs Bs Bs PE PE PE Pa Pa Pa
Pe Pe Pe Bs Bs Bs Ms Ms Ms Ma Ma Ma
En En En
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Current Year 11- Eng 5, maths 4, Science 4, core PE 1, Comp 1, Preparation for Life 1, options 3 x 3.

PSHCE/SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual, and Cultural): This is covered through form time, the assembly programme and preparation for life lessons. 

Option A Option B Option C
Bs Bs Bs Pe Pe Pe Pe Pe Pe
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Ms Ms Ms Mu Mu Mu Ar Ar Ar
Sp Sp Sp Cm Cm Cm Ms Ms Ms
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KS4 Curriculum

See below to access curriculum plans for each subject at GCSE, view the syllabus for subjects and gather information on what students will be studying in their lessons.

English Language and Literature

Art, Craft and Design

Photography- coming soon

Curriculum overview KS4 (10/11)

Health & Social Care

EPR (Ethics, Philosophy and Religion)

Hospitality and Catering/Food and Nutrition

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