Curriculum

At Heaton Manor School, we believe that all children are unique.  We know that different children have different strengths and, for this reason, all children study the full range of the National Curriculum with specialist teaching in all subjects.

As our students make the transition into Key Stage 3 they continue to take the full range of National Curriculum subjects taught in our feeder schools; for some they begin the study of a second foreign language.  Students’ grouping is varied. For example, in English and Maths we group according to ability. However, we also have mixed ability groupings within Key Stage 3.

In the second term of Year 9, students are made a curriculum offer for Key Stage 4 with a core comprising English, Mathematics, Science, PE and PSHE; they are also able to choose their options at this point.  

The courses offered as options differ according to the pathway that we recommend for each student.  Some will be offered GCSEs, some will choose from vocational courses, and others will be offered a mix of the two.  The guiding principle behind our pathways curriculum is to enable students to gain the best set of qualifications possible in order to maximise their progression opportunities at 16.

In deciding which pathway is the best for each individual student, we look at assessment data from our feeder schools, our own teachers' assessments, and core subject predictions from Fischer Family Trust.  We also take into account individual students' particular needs, such as whether they need extra help with skills such as literacy.

If you would like any additional information, please contact Claire Smith (Deputy Headteacher) or contact Faculty Heads. 

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Heaton Manor School & Sixth Form
Jesmond Park West
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7DP

Tel: +44(0)191 2818486
Fax: +44(0)191 2810381

Email Admin (Mrs Burn):-admin@heatonmanor.newcastle.sch.uk

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