Curriculum Models

Key Stage 3

Curriculum Model 2017-18

There are 50 lessons, each 60 minutes of length, in the core timetable over a fortnight.

Setting in Key Stage 3

Year 7 students are placed into one of 5 tiers based on their KS2 data. Students then undertake nationally standardised tests early in their first term and adjustments are made to setting based on their results.  Student performance is closely monitored throughout the year and, where appropriate, further changes made to setting.

Key Stage 4

Curriculum Model 2017-18

*A decision will be made in Year 10 about which students will worktowards GCSE qualifications in the separate sciences, and which students will work towards the combined science award.

Level 2 qualifications

The vast majority of qualifications selected at level 2 are GCSE qualifications, with the exception BTEC ICT, Sport, Drama and Business. These subjects will be reviewed annually.

English Language
English Literature
Combined Science


Design Technology
Food and Nutrition
BTEC Sport
BTEC Business

Key Stage 5 Overview

For 2017 there will be a small Post 16 offer based around vocational BTEC courses. Upon application to the Sixth Form, each student who meets the Academy’s entry criteria will be invited for a guidance interview, where they will have the opportunity to discuss their course choices. It is imperative that students choose courses that are suitable for them and their interests. This is an on-going process that begins with the guidance interview and is then reviewed at enrolment after the publication of GCSE results.

Students’ assessment results are recorded on departmental trackers, and staff complete a progress check 3 times a year to monitor their performance. Students also sit mock exams in February, the data from which informs our interventions and exam entries.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum Model 2017-18

BTEC Nationals: Extended Certificate equiv. (equivalent to 1 A’ level)

BTEC Nationals: Diploma (equivalent to 2 A’ levels)

Students can choose either:

Bishop Young C of E Academy

Bishops Way
LS14 6NU

Tel: 0113 273 9100
Fax: 0113 273 4216

Registered Office:

Abbey Multi Academy Trust
c/o Chapter House
Abbey Grange Church of England Academy
Butcher Hill
LS16 5EA
Registered Company Number: 07705552