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New College Leicester Curriculum

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Key Stage 3 Curriculum

At New College Leicester, all students study the following subjects which we call core and foundation subjects, as identified below:

Core/Foundation Subject Subject Year 7 Year 8
Core English
Mathematics
Science
PE
Foundation Art
Computer Science
Drama
Design and Technology
French or Literacy *
Humanities: History, Geography, Citizenship
Music
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Religious Education

* depending on need.

Sex and relationship and careers education are taught at identified times throughout the year.

Details on what is included in each subject can be found by following the subject links.

Homework Timetable

At New College Leicester our teachers give regular homework to our students to further enhance their education. Please click on the relevant year below to see the homework timetable for that year group:

Year 7

Year 8

 

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

In Key Stage 4, students will study a mix of core and optional subjects, the majority of which lead to a GCSE or equivalent qualification.

The core subjects which all students study are:

Optional Subjects:

GCSE or equivalent are currently offered in:

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Humanities Languages The Arts Design & Technology Other
History French Fine Art Food Technology Business Studies
Geography Polish* Music Product Design Computer Science
Religious Education Russian* Drama Health & Social Care
Sport
Media Studies
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Other qualifications offered in:

* GCSE’s in additional languages e.g. Italian, Dutch can be taken by students for whom this is their first language.

Homework Timetable

At New College Leicester our teachers give regular homework to our students to further enhance their education. Please click on the relevant year below to see the homework timetable for that year group:

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

 

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Students in Years 12 and 13 are usually between the ages of 16 and 18 years old.

In Key Stage 5, all student programmes have six main parts:

  1. A major course: A Levels and/or BTEC/NVQ’s Level 1-Level 3.
  2. Enrichment Studies: Courses to develop literacy/numeracy/employment skills including retakes for English and Mathematics if an A*-C has not been secured.
  3. Tutorial Time: Individual time with a Tutor.
  4. Personal Study: Independent study time in and out of the Sixth Form Centre.
  5. PSHEE: Social, Moral, Cultural, Ethical and Health Studies.
  6. Relationship and Sex Education: Healthy relationships and Pregnancy
  7. Work Experience: In a relevant field of work.
  8. Participation in the National Citizen Programme

The major courses on offer include:

If you have…… 5 or more grade A* – C or above including English and Maths 5 or more GCSE’s at grade A* – G
Level 3 Level 1/2
Type of course Advanced Programme
A Levels:
  • Art and Design
  • English Literature
  • Media Studies
  • Photography

Vocational Qualifications:

Intermediate Programme
Course Length Up to 2 Years 1 Year
Next steps
  • University
  • Employment
  • Apprenticeships
  • FE
  • Level 3 course
  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment

* only courses with significant numbers will run.

Homework Timetable

At New College Leicester our teachers give regular homework to our students to further enhance their education. Please click on the link below to see the homework timetable for Post 16:

Post 16

 

Select any of the subject headings below to find out more about what is taught:

English Expressive Arts/Design and Technology
Humanities Languages
Computer Science and Business Studies Inclusion
Mathematics Physical Education
Science Vocational Education
Careers Advice and Guidance PSHEE Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

Some of these subjects you will be able to follow through to Post-16.
 

Homework Timetable

At New College Leicester our teachers give regular homework to our students to further enhance their education: Homework Timetable 2016-17

 

British Values at New College Leicester

British values at New College Leicester are based on our college values: British Values

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