# Curriculum Grouping

At The Wordsley School we are proud of the opportunities provided to all of our students through our outstanding curriculum. We are committed to personalising our offer to that of individual needs of each student in order to maximise their potential.

We encourage pupils to actively participate in lessons, to develop their independency and to take responsibility for aspects of their studies.

## Year 7

Core subjects will have 10 sets, 5 in X band and 5 (including key skills) in Y band.

Foundation will have 9 sets; 4 in X band and 5, including key skills in Y band.

DT will have 10 sets with 5 sets in each band.

PE will have 8 sets with 4 in each band.

The pupils will have KS2 SATs data as well as be assessed via CATs on arrival; this data will be used to set pupils after the first 2 weeks. ALL subjects will teach a common curriculum across the sets for the first 2 weeks. This data will be used, along with NGRT, to assign Growth Pathways.

We are aiming to also complete NGRT and this will also support assigning pathways and therefore splitting into an upper X band and a Y band.

Maths and Science will be set hierarchically within each band with X band being above Y band. English will have sets 1, 2 and 3 in X band with 2 parallel sets – sets 4A and 4B, and 2 parallel sets 5A and 5B followed by 3 hierarchical sets in Y band.

Maths and Science X and Y bands will be determined differently to X and Y bands in English, foundation subjects, PE and DT. Foundation sets will be determined by English sets. Foundation subjects will have 4 sets in X band and 5, including key skills, in Y band. The sets will be assigned with an upper set in each band and 3 parallel in each band with the addition of key skills in Y band. Both PE and DT can determine their own setting within the band but a rationale must be provided to justify this.

#### Year 7 Grouping

Maths | Science | English | Foundation |

1 | 1 | 1 | A |

2 | 2 | 2 | B, C, D |

3 | 3 | 3 | |

4 | 4 | 4A, 4B | |

5 | 5 |
| |

5 | 5 | 5A, 5B | E |

6 | 6 | F,G, H | |

7 | 7 | 6 | |

8 | 8 | 7 | |

KS | KS | KS | KS |

## Year 8

Foundation have 8 sets; 4 in each band – X band have I higher set and 3 mixed, Y band have 3 mixed and then key skills.

DT has 10 sets with 5 in each band.

PE had 8 sets with 4 in each band.

Both PE and DT can determine their own setting within the band but a rationale must be provided to justify this.

#### Year 8 Grouping

Maths | Science | English | Foundation | |

X | 1 | 1 | 1 | A |

| 2 | 2 | 2 | B, C, D |

| 3 | 3 | 3A, 3B | |

| 4 | 4 | ||

Y | 5 | 5 | 4A, 4B | E |

6 | 6 | F,G, H | ||

7 | 7 | 5 | ||

8 | 8 | 6 | ||

KS | KS | KS | KS |

## Year 9

Foundation have 7 sets; X band has 3 sets and Y band has 4 sets plus key skills – X band have I higher set and 2 mixed, Y band have 4 mixed and then key skills.

DT has 10 sets with 4 sets in X band and 5 in Y band.

PE had 8 sets with 4 in each band.

Both PE and DT can determine their own setting within the band but a rationale must be provided to justify this.

#### Year 9 Grouping

Maths | Science | English | Foundation | |

X | 1 | 1 | 1 | A |

2 | 2 | 2 | B, C, D | |

3 | 3 | 3A, 3B | ||

4 | 4 | |||

Y | 5 | 5 | 4A, 4B | E |

6 | 6 | F,G | ||

7 | 7 | 5 | ||

KS | KS | KS | KS |

## Key Stage 4

## Year 10

Option sets are mixed ability by their nature; however, should there be 2 or more sets of the same subject in an option block, the CAL can provide a rationale and agree the setting in that instance.

PE have 2 lessons and the CAL can provide a rationale and agree the type of setting applied.

Ethics have 4 sets in each band and the setting will be determined with discussion and a clear rationale with the SLT Line Manager.

#### Year 10 Grouping

Maths | Science | English | |

X | 1 | SA, SB | 1 |

2 | 2 | ||

3 | C1 | 3A, 3B | |

4 | C2 | ||

Y | 5 | SC | 4A, 4B |

6 | CA, CB, CC | ||

7 | 5 | ||

8 | 6 |

## Year 11

#### Year 11 Grouping

Maths | Science | English | |

X | 1 | 1 | 1 |

2 | 2 | 2 | |

3 | 3 | 3A, 3B | |

4 | 4 | ||

Y | 5 | 5 | 4A, 4B |

6 | 6 | ||

7 | 7 | 5 | |

8 | 8 | 6 |