The Tomlinscote Curriculum 2019-20
Students are taught in lessons of 50 minutes with 6 lessons each day. Years 7 and 8 finish early on Friday and have 5 lessons that day. The information below relates to lessons, students will also have tutor time, assemblies and a wide range of clubs and visits. Some lessons (PE and Technology) will be taught in double periods, the others are typically spread across the week.
In Year 7, students also have an enrichment lesson. This will focus on:
- The School Values
- Mindfulness and emotional intelligence
- Digital literacy and e-safety
- An extended project
Students can continue to study Japanese or Mandarin Chinese outside of the school day through Years 8 to 10.
GCSE content begins at various stages, eg Science in Year 9. Students choose their Options during Year 9 which they begin after the May half term. Over 20 courses are available in the Options curriculum, including vocational subjects that are certificated by industry groups, eg Hair and Beauty.
Triple Science entry – 120 students in each GCSE year group.
GCSE languages are now included in the Options process and are no longer compulsory at GCSE.