Curriculum

Meden Curriculum Intent

The Meden School’s academic curriculum places ambitious subject knowledge at its core, complimented by a deliberate focus on wider knowledge that appreciates difference and challenges stereotypes and consider ethical dimensions in society. This combination ensures our students become well – informed young people who have the confidence and knowledge to become catalysts of change. Each subject makes a valuable contribution to the development of our students thinking, encouraging them to see the inequalities around them and ‘do something about them!’

The specialist knowledge taught in each subject area, including our Personal Development curriculum, is thoughtfully selected in line with the National Curriculum and intelligently sequenced so our students learn well over time. Specialist vocabulary sits at the heart of our academic curriculum and combines with our focus on oracy throughout the school, providing our students with the language and confidence to have their voice heard.

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Key Stage 3

We follow a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum which meets and further develops the demands of the National Curriculum.

Through our delivery of a knowledge-rich, broad and balanced curriculum, we ensure every student experiences a smooth transition from Key Stage 2 into Key Stage 3. Whilst we retain a strong focus on core subjects, our comprehensive programme of study also includes Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Art, Drama, Music, Physical Education and RE.

We have a bespoke Personal Development curriculum which is designed to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural appreciation. It also teaches children how to keep themselves and others safe through strong themes related to relationships and age appropriate sex education. Furthermore, we place great importance and emphasis on the development of oracy and reading within and across subjects and, in doing so, we provide our students with the confidence, knowledge and skills they will require at Key Stage 4 and beyond.

Key Stage 4

Level 2/GCSE Qualifications

Following the exposure to an extensive, knowledge-rich Key Stage 3 curriculum, our students in Year 10 and 11 are now fully equipped and able to pursue areas of personal interest and follow a two-year programme of study, which culminates in end of year exams at the end of the key stage.

We provide our students with the opportunity and encouragement to study the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) pathway, which consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities and Computing. This offer is complemented by a wide range of optional subjects, such as Computer Science, Spanish, Geography, History, Business, Psychology, Art and Design, Media Studies, Food, Performing Arts, D&T: Product Design, D&T: Textiles, Engineering, Religious Studies and Sport Studies.

Key Stage 5

Our Key Stage 5 students have the opportunity to follow a tailored programme of study in Years 12 and 13 and can select from a wide range of A-Level and equivalent qualifications.

Our Key Stage 5 offer supports students who wish to follow academic or vocational courses as part of their next phase of learning and we are immensely proud of our partnerships with local FE and HE institutions. Consequently, our students go on to employment, apprenticeships and training and/or university; the number of Meden students gaining places at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities continues to rise each year.

Please see the Meden College website for more details.

Subjects studied according to year group

Please click here for lesson allocations for KS3 & KS4

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing 
  • Maths
  • PE
  • Personal Development (Includes PSHE, RSHE, British Values, Citizenship, SMSC)
  • Careers  
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing 
  • Maths
  • PE
  • Personal Development (Includes PSHE, RSHE, British Values, Citizenship, SMSC)
  • Careers  
  • Music
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing 
  • Maths
  • PE
  • Music 
  • Personal Development (Includes PSHE, RSHE, British Values, Citizenship, SMSC)
  • Careers  
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • BTEC Art Design and Practice 
  • BTEC Enterprise 
  • GCSE Design and Technology 
  • BTEC Digital Information Technology 
  • Cambridge National Engineering 
  • GCSE English 
  • GCSE English Literature 
  • GCSE Hospitality and Catering 
  • GCSE French 
  • GCSE Geography 
  • GCSE History 
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE Maths 
  • GCSE Religous Studies
  • BTEC Media 
  • Personal Development  (Includes PSHE, RSHE, British Values, Citizenship, SMSC)
  • GCSE Psychology 
  • GCSE Science Trilogy (Double award) 
  • GCSE Science Triple 
  • Cambridge National Sport and Fitness 
  • Core PE
  • Core Computing 
  • Religious Education 
  • Careers 
  • BTEC Art and Design Practice
  • Cambridge National Business — Enterprise and Marketing
  • GCSE Design and Technology
  • BTEC Digital Info Technology
  • BTEC Engineering
  • GCSE English
  • GCSE English Literature
  • EDUQAS Food (Hospitality and Catering)
  • GCSE French
  • GCSE Geography
  • BTEC Health and Social
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Maths
  • BTEC Media (Creative Media Production)
  • BTEC Performing Arts
  • Cambridge National Sport Activity and Fitness
  • Personal Development  (Includes PSHE, RSHE, British Values, Citizenship, SMSC)
  • Careers 
  • Core Computing 
  • Core PE
  • GCSE Science — Trilogy (Double Award)
  • GCSE Science Triple
  • Religious Education 
  • A-Level Biology
  • A-Level Business
  • A-Level Chemistry
  • A-Level English Literature
  • A-Level Geography
  • A-Level History
  • A-Level Maths
  • A-Level Media
  • A-Level PE
  • A-Level Physics
  • A-Level Psychology
  • A-Level Sociology
  • A-Level Computer Science (Garibaldi)
  • LIBf Diploma in Financial Studies (Garibaldi)
  • Personal Development

Subject Sections

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