SENIOR CURRICULUM

Curriculum

At the Royal Alexandra and Albert School, we provide all pupils with a broad, balanced, and well-rounded education. We believe that this is achieved through:

  • A well-sequenced learning journey from age 7 to 18;
  • No curriculum narrowing;
  • Appropriate pathways and a robust assessment system to ensure that all pupils are motivated, supported and able to achieve;
  • Great teachers with excellent subject knowledge and an ability to communicate the skills and knowledge pupils need to become life-long learners;
  • A philosophy that education is more than just what happens in the classroom.

The table below outlines the lessons that pupils have each week in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9):

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Art (2) Art (2) Art (2)
Computing (1) Computing (1) Computing/Tech (2)
Drama (1) Drama (1) Drama (1)
English (4) English (5) English (5)
PE Games (2) PE Games (2) PE Games (2)
Geography (2) Geography (2) Geography (2)
History (2) History (2) History (2)
Languages (4) Languages (4) Languages (4)
Maths (4) Maths (5) Maths (5)
Music (1) Music (1) Music (1)
Physical Education (2) Physical Education (1) Physical Education (2)
PSCHE (1) PSCHE (1) PSCHE (1)
Religious Studies (1) Religious Studies (1) Religious Studies (1)
Science (4) Science (4) Science (4)
Tech (2) Tech (2)  
Tutor (1)    


At Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), all pupils study the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Double Science or Chemistry, Physics & Biology separately
  • Religious Studies (non-examined)
  • Physical Education (non-examined)
  • PSCHE (non-examined)

Pupils are then able to pick four options from the following list:

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Tech Award in Enterprise

Curriculum Summaries for Year 7 to Year 11

  • Years 7-9 for 2019-2020
  • Course details for the GCSE course from 2020-21
  • In addition to following the curriculum, the School aims to instil in pupils Fundamental British Values (FBV), and help them develop spiritually, morality, socially and culturally (SMSC).
  • More information about the National Curriculum can be found here
  • The School's protocol for set changes can be found here.

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum in the Senior School please contact the Academic Office on 01737 649000.