Learning and Teaching

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. To view our student grouping rationale click here.

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.

To view our full ‘Curriculum Intent’ document, click here

Frequently asked questions, click here

 

Curriculum Overview

 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/Drama (1hr per week on rotation).

(Year 7 and 8 students will do an additional subject on a rotation that promotes their cultural capital).

(Year 9 students will do an additional 1hr per week on English Speaking and Listening and Science on a rotation)

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 (2020-21 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. In addition some of these subjects are covered during form tutor time and assemblies.

Option A Option B Option C Option D
Geography Geography Geography Geography
History History History Computer Science
Spanish Spanish Computer Science Hospitality and Catering
Creative iMedia Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Separate Sciences Creative iMedia
Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Business Studies Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Ethics, Philosophy and Religion
Child Development Music Business Studies Design Technology
Photography Sports Studies Health and Social Care Health and Social Care
Art Separate Sciences Performing Arts Art
    Additional Maths and English (only
available to some students)
 

Current Year 11- 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. In addition some of these subjects are covered during form tutor time and assemblies.

Option A Option B Option C Option D
Spanish Spanish Spanish Geography
Geography Geography Geography History
History Separate Sciences Separate Sciences Computer Science
Computer Science Art Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Photography
Health and Social Care Creative iMedia Child Development Health and Social Care
Design Technology Photography Business Sports Studies
Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Hospitality and Catering Hospitality and Catering
Performing Arts Music Art  
    Additional Maths and English (only available to some students)  

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overviews

KeY stage 4 curriculum overviews