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Curriculum

Bradfield’s broad curriculum offer is based on a rich heritage of both academic and vocational study. 

The school has a long standing reputation for its art and design, music, drama and technology subjects alongside the traditional core subjects of English, mathematics and the sciences.  Likewise, our Modern Foreign Languages and the humanities provide the depth of experience for all students in Key Stage 3 and for many throughout their time at Bradfield School.

Our aim is to build upon some of the highest starting points of any secondary school in the city and ensure that every child at Bradfield experiences high challenge delivered through fun and engaging lessons in order to maximise their successes.  Our sequencing of topics and core values facilitate a smooth transition into Y7 and help to prepare our students for further study and employment in the future.   We want all of our students to leave us ready to play a positive role in society and continue to uphold the reputation of the Bradfield alumni.

Curriculum 2020-2021

KS3 and KS4 students will have 25 lessons per week.

School Hours:

Form time

8.30 – 8.50

Period 1

8.50 – 9.50

Period 2 (includes 10 min break)

9.50 – 11.00

Period 3 (includes 80 min lesson plus 40 min lunch- split by Year groups)

11.00 – 13.00

Period 4

13.00 – 14.00

Period 5

14.00 – 15.00

Key Stage 3 (Y7-Y9) age 11-14

Year groups are split into two bands in KS3. Students are taught as a form group in Year 7 for the majority of subjects with the exception of Design Technology (smaller group sizes) and mathematics. Students are then taught in largely mixed ability groups in Y8 and Y9. 

French and Spanish: Students commence studying a language in Year 7 and continue with that language through to KS4.

Mathematics: Set by ability in all three Year groups

Design Technology: Year 7, 8 and 9 are taught food and DT on a rotation (rotate throughout the year) to enable them to experience each subject discipline.