Curriculum Information

Curriculum Information (4)

Our Curriculum

Our aim is to provide students with a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum that fosters a love of learning and enables all students to reach their academic potential.

At Key Stage 3 we build on students’ achievements in Key Stage 2 to develop the breadth and depth of their knowledge, skills and understanding, preparing them thoroughly for the end of Key Stage tasks, tests and assignments in Year 9 and for taking GCSE and Vocational courses at KS4.

At Key Stage 4  we offer a broad, ever-changing curriculum to cater for our students' needs and the changing curriculum, inspiring and preparing them for next steps in their education, training and employment.

Detailed information on our KS3 and KS4 Curriculum is available via the below links. Additional curriculum information for the lower school including careers, homework and GCSE choices can be found under School Information in the main menu. Information on our Sixth Form curriculum offer can be found under Sixth Form in the main menu.

If you would like further information about our curriculum, you can contact Dan Silverman, Deputy Headteacher Curriculum via the Alexandra Park School Office at office@alexandrapark.school

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

There have been a number of changes to the Key Stage 3 curriculum in recent years, but our core aim has remained the same: to provide students with a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum that fosters a love of learning and enables all students to reach their academic potential. We build on students’ achievements in Key Stage 2 to develop the breadth and depth of their knowledge, skills and understanding, preparing them thoroughly for the end of Key Stage tasks, tests and assignments in Year 9 and for taking GCSE and Vocational courses at KS4.

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Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Alexandra Park Sixth Form offers more than 30 qualifications to study. The Curriculum Guide explains these qualifications.  We have included links to our bridging guides for transition into sixth form and onto University. Full details are available within the Sixth Form website area.

KS5 Information Booklet (Yr12-13)

We have removed the curriculum outlines A Level and other Key Stage 5 courses as they do not reflect the changes that have been made to enable delivery of remote learning and meet the adaptations to qualifications.

Course information remains available via the links provided.

For the 2022 examination series the following adaptations have been confirmed:

Art A Level 

There will be no exam board set task.  Grades will be awarded on the basis of students’ portfolios only.

Photography A Level 

There will be no exam board set task.  Grades will be awarded on the basis of students’ portfolios only.

Textiles A Level 

There will be no exam board set task.  Grades will be awarded on the basis of students’ portfolios only.

All other exam subjects

Exam boards will provide advance information about the focus of the content for all exams for the summer 2022 exams. 

In addition, the following decisions have been made to support students in the subjects specified below: 

  1. Exam boards will provide copies of the formulae sheet for use in teaching and to ensure that students are familiar with it prior to the exams. Clean copies of the formulae sheet will be provided in the exams.
  2. There will be changes to the requirement of non-examined assessment (coursework) in Drama, Geography, Product Design, Media Studies, Music, PE and in Vocational courses. 
  3. There will be more flexibility in delivery and assessment of practical work in Science subjects.

The latest information on adaptations for the summer 2022 examination series is available here:

GCSE, AS and A Level Qualifications in 2022 - GOV.uk

Vocational, Technical and Other General Qualifications in 2022 - GOV.uk

Why we study 4 A Levels

Further information

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