Newport Girls' High School

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Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is broad and balanced. From September 2021, all students in Years 7 and 8 will study the following subjects (with fortnightly timetable allocations).

Subject Hours    Subject Hours
Mathematics 6   English 6
Science (Ph,Ch,Bi) 6   French 4
Geography 3   German 4
History 3    PE 4
Religious Studies 2   PSHE 2
Art 2   Computing 2
Drama 2   Music 2
Technology 2           (50 periods)

Our timetable is written in a way that there is minimal change from week 1 to week 2. This helps students who require assistance with organisation.

You can find out more about the curriculum sequencing from key stage 3 to key stage 4 (GCSE) and key stage 5 (A-level) by clicking here.

The two hours per week commitment to Physical Education is a key part of our ethos and values. We recognise how hard all our students work in the classroom and this must be balanced by a lunchtime 'downtime' break of one hour as well as two weekly hours of Physical Education.

In Year 8, History & Geography have 4 hours of teaching so French and German have 3 hours each. At the end of Year 8, students select four option subjects for GCSE, which must include a language, a humanity subject (History or Geography) and ideally a practical subject. All students take maths, English language and literature and three separate sciences at GCSE. 

There are twenty courses on offer in our sixth form at A-level and a significant proportion of Year 11s remain at NGHS to join Year 12 and Year 13.

Individual Curriculum Content - Year 7

Below you can find downloads of the curriculum content for each of the Year 7 subjects at NGHS.