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On admission to our school pupils are set on their Key Stage 2 performance. These groups are carefully monitored and pupils may be moved if it is felt to be in their best interests. At the end of Year 7 the school again tests the ability of all pupils and assigns them to ability groups for Year 8. A similar process is carried out at the end of that year.

During Key Stage 3 all pupils will study Religious Studies, English, Mathematics, Information Technology, French, Science, History, Geography, Technology, Art, Music and Physical Education.

In addition there is a Personal and Social Education and citizenship programme delivered to each year group through the house based tutor system.

In years 10 and 11, pupils have the opportunity to select subjects which, from an extensive programme (including vocational alternatives), allied to a core curriculum of Religious Education, Mathematics, English, Science, ICT, Careers Education, Work Related Learning and Games, give the necessary breadth of study for further educational advancement or employment.

The post 16 curriculum is designed to offer pupils an opportunity to continue their education. We offer pupils a wide range of AS and `A' level courses, including vocational alternatives, supplemented by the opportunity to retake GCSE English and Mathematics. Over recent years the breadth of subjects available for pupils aged 14 - 19 has developed significantly through our work with other Wyre Forest Schools in the ContinU Partnership.

Hagley sets high standards for everyone who works here and we are always striving to do better. We are proud of our record but not complacent. We will continue to strive for excellence and expect those joining us for the first time to do the same.

 

The School Day

School Day:

09.00am - 09.15am Registration 

09.15am - 10.30am Lesson 1

10.30am - 10.50am Break

10.50am - 12.05pm Lesson 2

12.05pm - 13.00pm Lunch Break

13.00pm - 14.15pm Lesson 3

14.15pm - 14.20pm Transition

14.20pm - 15.35pm Lesson 4

 

Tuesday Mornings:

09.00am - 09.45am Lesson 1

09.45am - 10.30am Mass/Assembly/Tutor Time

(The remainder of Tuesday is as the main structure above.)

 

For details of an amended school day due to bad weather or other exceptional circumstances please see our adverse weather policy.

Key Stage 3

Year 7 - Settling in to the school. 

Pupils are placed into one of three broad ability bands for this year, based on KS2 results.  Most subjects are taught in these bands.

The Technology and Arts subjects are taught on rotation, in mixed ability groups.

Games and PSHE/Citizenship are taught in mixed-ability groups.

End of Year examinations will determine Year 8 setting.

Year 8 - Progressing through Key Stage 3.

Pupils are placed into sets for different subject groups – Numerate (Mathematics and Science), Literate (English and Humanities) and Linguistic (French and Computing).

Arts and Technologies are taught on rotation, in mixed ability groups.

Games and PSHE/Citizenship are taught in mixed-ability groups.

End of Year examinations will determine Year 9 setting.

Year 9 - End of Key Stage 3. 

Setting is the same as in year 8 – but reviewed, based on Year 8 Examinations.

In the Spring, pupils select Options for GCSE subjects.

Games and PSHE/Citizenship are taught in mixed-ability groups.

End of Year examinations will determine Year 10 setting.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 - Begin GCSEs.

Pupils study the core subjects (RE, English, Mathematics, and Science) plus three optional subjects.

Each core subject is responsible for its own setting.

Pupils also study Careers once a fortnight.

Games and PSHE/Citizenship are taught in mixed-ability groups.

Year 11 - Complete GCSEs. 

The curriculum is very similar to Year 10.

Setting in core subjects is reviewed in light of Year 10 Examinations.

Late in the Autumn Term, pupils complete Sixth Form or College applications.

Games and PSHE/Citizenship are taught in mixed-ability groups.

Key Stage 5

Year 12 – Begin A’ Level courses.

Most Pupils follow three A-Levels, as well as General Studies (until 2017) and an RE Extended Project.

Games and other enrichment activities are available on a Wednesday afternoon.

In the Spring Term, decisions are made as to which AS level examinations should be taken in the Summer.

Year 13 – Complete A’ Levels

Most pupils carry on with three A levels to A2 (as well as General Studies and completion of the RE Extended Project). 

In the Autumn Term, pupils apply for University, other college courses, apprenticeships or jobs.

Games and other enrichment activities are available on a Wednesday afternoon.