There are 25 periods per week of curriculum time and five 20-minute tutorial sessions.
Key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9)
Hours per subject
On entry to Wyvern, each student is assigned to a form tutor. Using information from our students’ primary schools, every effort is made to ensure that, as far as possible, the form groups are mixed ability whilst providing the opportunity to broaden friendship groups. Pupils are assigned to teaching groups with pupils of similar ability according to their KS2 attainment.
Years 8 and 9
English, mathematics and science are set according to ability and achievement. All other subjects are delivered to largely mixed ability classes. English, maths and science will complete the KS3 curriculum in two years, enabling students to begin the GCSE course at the beginning of Year 9 allowing more time for the delivery of the KS4 syllabi.
Key Stage 4 (years 10 and 11)
Hours per subject:
All students follow GCSE programmes in mathematics, English, science, a humanity subject (history or geography), computer science or a language and a choice from the option subjects including art, photography, business studies, health and social care, music, triple science, technology (resistant materials, food technology), art, music and PE. Geography, history, computer science and French appear in the option blocks to allow students the opportunity to study more than one EBacc subject. Pupils are taught RE alongside careers guidance on a rolling programme. A GCSE short course in RE is offered to pupils who have an interest in the subject.