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Curriculum Offer

The curriculum at Fairfield is based on the premise of “achievement for all”. As wide a curriculum as possible is made available to the pupils to ensure that we allow access to the progression route of their choice. This means that the expectation of all pupils should be to experience a curriculum which not only prepares them for their chosen learning pathway in further education or employment, but develops and encourages a deeper understanding of the world in which they live, their own values and those of others from differing belief systems. The curriculum is designed to provide a broad balanced range of content, delivered in such a way as to enable all girls to demonstrate outstanding progress from their starting point. The curriculum includes a wide variety of learning experiences provided both in and out of the classroom.  

Below is link to download all of the Fairfield curriculum long term plans.  

KS3 Curriculum Hours by Fortnightly Cycle

SubjectYear 7Year 8Year 9
Modern Language644
Life Skills221
Religious Education222
Design Technology333
Physical Education322

KS4 Curriculum Hours by Fortnightly Cycle

SubjectYear 10Year 11
GCSE English Language and Literature910
GCSE Mathematics88
GCSE Combined Science99
Modern Language or Option A55
Option B (Humanities choice) or additional English and Maths55
Option C55
Option D55
Life Skills and RS22
Physical Education21

KS4 Option List 

  • GCSE Art and Design
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • GCSE Religious Studies
  • GCSE Separate Sciences (Physics, Biology, Chemistry) 
  • GCSE Technology 
  • BTEC Art and Design: Textiles  
  • BTEC Performing Arts: Dance 
  • OCR Cambridge National in Business Studies 
  • BTEC Health and Social Care 
  • OCR Cambridge National in I.T.  
  • BTEC Music Practice  
  • BTEC Travel and Tourism 

Year 9 Pathways – KS4 Options

The video below explains the Year 9 Options process for pupils choosing their KS4 courses for 2024/25. This is a similar presentation delivered to parents/carers at the Year 9 Progression Evening in January 2024 and to pupils in form time.

Fairfield High School for Girls
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