Learning

Curriculum

An Overview:

Lees Brook Community School is dedicated to deliver a high quality of education and ambitious curriculum for all of its learners.  Our purpose is to give each student the opportunity to study a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum that supports them to raise their achievement, aspirations and provides a solid foundation for our learners next steps in education.  All students have equal access to all subjects and the opportunities that arise from them.

At Key Stage 3, all students have lessons in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages (French or German) and Humanities (Geography, History and RE). Their curriculum is also made up of lessons from Design and Technology, Performing Arts (Dance and Drama), Expressive Arts (Music and Art), Physical Education, Computing and PSHE which includes citizenship, careers information, advice and guidance as well as social, moral, cultural and health education.

The number of 1 hour lessons per week are shown in brackets:

English (4)

Mathematics (4)

Science (3)

Humanities (3)

Modern Foreign Language (2)

Physical Education (2)

Expressive Arts (1)

Performing Arts (1) (2 hours in Year 8)

Design and Technology (2)

Computing (1)

Citizenship (1, Year 7 only)

At Key Stage 4, all learners follow examination courses. They continue to study the core subjects of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Combined Science at GCSE level. Students then personalise their studies by selecting further examination courses from a wide range of subjects that have been carefully selected to provide the best opportunities for our students to succeed and provide a pathway for further education.  These include traditional academic subjects, vocational and technical courses as shown below. Courses are reviewed annually and new courses may be added or removed.

GCSE courses GCSE courses Vocational courses
English Language Film Studies Construction
English Literature Food Engineering
Mathematics French Graphic Design
Combined Science Geography Hair and Beauty
Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) German iMedia
Art – Fine Art History Performing Arts
Computer Science Music Sport
Dance Physical Education
Design and Technology Religious Studies

 

In addition to examination courses, all students have Physical Education and PSHE lessons.

The Skills Academy 6th Form is an inclusive provision for students from 16-19 and offers a variety of pre-vocational programmes Entry 3 to Level 2 and vocational technical qualifications Level 2 and Level 3. These are listed below:

Subject Award Level
Beauty Therapy Technical Level 2 & 3
Catering Award 1 & 2
Health & Social Care Technical Level 1, 2 & 3
Hairdressing Technical Level 1, 2 & 3
Construction Award 1/2
Vocational taster Extended Award

Certificate in catering and hospitality

Certificate in Employability Skills

1
Employability skills AIM Award Entry Level 3

 

In addition all Key Stage 5 students study a qualification in English Language and/or Mathematics ranging from Entry Level 1 up to GCSE.

Alongside the academic curriculum, students also have the opportunity to engage with the Personal Development curriculum that is offered, which includes the vast array of enrichment activities and programmes for all students.

For further information on Curriculum related matters please contact Mr Steve Smith.

Contact Us

Lees Brook Community School Morley Road
Chaddesden
Derby
DE21 4QX

E-mail: schoolinfo@leesbrook.co.uk
Tel: 01332 671723

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