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Spalding Grammar School


The Curriculum

The curriculum at Spalding Grammar School will promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning, and so inspire intellectual curiosity.  It will challenge students to achieve academic and personal success by continually developing skills, knowledge and understanding.  It will also enrich learning by providing experiences which extend beyond the classroom

Our curriculum and assessment develops all learners, through:

  • Progress ladders that underpin how students learn and develop.
  • Schemes of work that are inspiring, rigorous and challenging, and develop knowledge, skills and understanding. 
  • Assessment structures that effectively evidence student progress and support students to improve.
  • Marking and feedback that ensures students know the progress they are making, know how to improve and engages them in taking responsibility for their own learning.
  • Lessons that inspire and challenge every student.
  • The setting of Preparation    and Assessed Homework that effectively supports learning.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Structure

There are six subject lessons per day, each being 50 minutes long. We operate a two week timetable with a total of 60 periods, the time for each subject planned as follows:

Subject Lessons per fortnight
  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
English 8 8 8
Mathematics 7 7 7
Science 8 8 9
Modern Foreign Languages 5 5 5
Geography 4 4 4
History 4 4 4
Ethics and Philosophy 3


Design and Technology 4 4 4
Physical Education 4 4 4
Art 3 3 3
Music 3 3 3
ICT 3 3 3
Latin 2 2 2
Personal and Careers Education 2 2 1













In addition to these, students attended there is a 25 minute Tutor Period per day with their  Tutor Group and  Form Tutor.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Structure

Subject Lessons per fortnight

Year  10

Year 11

English 8 8
Mathematics 7 9
Science 15 12
Modern Foreign Languages 6 6
Physical Education 4 5
Personal and Careers Education 2 2
Option 1 6 6
Option 2 6 6
Option 3 6 6










In addition to these lessons, there is a 25 minute Form Period per day which students spend with their Form Tutor.

The top set Mathematicians will study GCSE Mathematics in Year 10, and the Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics in Year 11. Both will be examined at the end of Year 11. All other students will study GCSE Mathematics only, examined at the end of Year 11.

All students   study  Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately   in  Years 9, 10 and 11.   All   students follow the Combined Science   GCSE course in Year 9. At the   end   of   Year 9, some students  will   be selected   to   follow the   separate sciences   courses (triple   award)   if   they   are   judged   to   be   able  to   cope with   the   increased   breadth   of   requirements   within   the   curriculum   time   allocated.

Details of the Sixth Form   curriculum   can   be   found   in the Sixth   Form  Section.

Any further queries relating to the curriculum can be emailed to the Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Ingram who will reply to you as soon as possible. Her email address is:


Inspire, Challenge, Enrich