Curriculum Overview

At Ribblesdale we offer a broad and balanced curriculum to all year groups. Traditional learning pathways, such as GCSE, are complemented by personalised learning pathways, to support progress and pupil development. Its structure allows targeted and timely intervention to take place across many aspects of the school curriculum. All young people take part in Enrichment, which encompasses the development of moral, social and British values alongside skills for the future.

The Key Stage 3 Curriculum

In Years 7 & 8, pupils follow a common curriculum which includes English, Maths, Science, Technology, Computing, History, Geography, RE, French, Spanish, PE, Art, Performing Arts and Music. We believe pupils learn best in groups appropriate to their ability so pupils are set for many subjects from the beginning of Year 7.

During Year 9, pupils choose their options with the support of their parents, form tutor, subject teachers and careers advisors as necessary.

The Key Stage 4 Curriculum

All pupils follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, PE and RE. They are expected to choose either a language (French / Spanish) or a humanity subject (Geography / History). Pupils can also choose from a wide range of other subjects in school including Product Design, ICT, Graphics, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Hospitality and Catering, Art, Performing Arts, Music, Media Studies, Psychology, GCSE PE, BTEC Sport and Business Studies. The structure of the curriculum gives all pupils the opportunity to follow the English Baccalaureate curriculum route, which requires them to study a Modern Foreign Language (French or Spanish) and History or Geography to GCSE levels.