Our Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)

We believe in teaching a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 3, and students getting the chance to explore a vast range of subjects with and beyond the National Curriculum.

We invest a significant amount of time in core subjects and subjects which ultimately form part of the BTEC offer, but equally value time spent in the Arts and technical subject to ensure that all students have a broad and balanced curriculum experience.

The hours spent in each subject vary slightly in Years 7-9, so below is a summary of the curriculum offer and how long students spend in each subject. 

Art

Average minutes a week

60

Geography

Average minutes a week

75

IT/Computing

Average minutes a week

60

Music

Average minutes a week

60

Religious Studies

Average minutes a week

60

Design and Technology

Average minutes a week

60

German

Average minutes a week

120

Life Skills

Average minutes a week

60

PE

Average minutes a week

120

Science

Average minutes a week

230

English (inc. library lesson)

Average minutes a week

240

History

Average minutes a week

60

Mathematics

Average minutes a week

240

Performing Arts

Average minutes a week

60

This curriculum is well-planned and sequenced, ensuring that there is an encompassing of all elements of the National Curriculum. It is underpinned by our Life Skills curriculum in which key elements of PSHE, citizenship and British Values are delivered to ensure that all students at Colton Hills have access to a rounded educational experience that supports all of our communities.

Colton Hills Community School

Jeremy Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5DG.

t: 01902 558420 e: coltonhillsschool@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Headteacher : Mrs A Stephens