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Spalding Grammar School

The Curriculum

The curriculum at SGS will challenge students to achieve academic success at GCSE and beyond by continually developing skills, knowledge and understanding.  It promotes enjoyment and enthusiasm for learning, and so inspire intellectual curiosity. It will also enable students to make informed decisions about lifestyle and career choices.

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 Prep 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 7 8 12
Modern Foreign Languages 6 6 6
Geography 4 4 4
History 4 4 4
Ethics and Philosophy 1 2 2
Design and Technology 4 4 4
Physical Education 4 4 4
Art 2 2 2
Music 2 2 2
ICT 3 2 2
Latin 4 3 3
Personal and Careers Education 2 2 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Structure

Subject Lessons per fortnight
 

Current
Year 11

Current
Year 10

English 8 8
Mathematics 9 7
Science 12 15
Modern Foreign Languages 6 6
Physical Education 5 4
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 Mathematics students will study for 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 for GCSE Mathematics only.


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