The school aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all students which will encourage them to achieve their full potential. In addition to the National Curriculum and the Key Stage 3 strategy, students cover wider courses of study. All students follow a Personal Development course. This lesson is taught by tutors and takes place each week.

The mixed ability tutor group is the teaching unit in many subject areas. Setting is the term used to describe grouping according to ability within a subject. Setting occurs in Mathematics, Science, Languages and English.

We provide challenging, demanding and interesting programmes of work which prepare our students for the future responsibilities of adult life.

GCSE Options Booklets

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Our Current Timetable With Number Of Weekly Lessons


Key Stage 3 Subjects Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
English 4 4 4
Mathematics 3 3 4
Science 3 3 3
Art 1 1 1
Design Technology 2 2 2
French / Spanish 2 2 2
Geography 2 1 2
History 2 2 2
Computing - 1 1
Music 1 1 1
Personal Development 1 1 1
Physical Education 2 2 1
Religious Education 1 1 1
Drama 1 1 -
Options - - -
TOTAL 25 25 25


Key Stage 4 Subjects

Year 9
(From Easter)

Year 10 Year 11
English 4 4 5
Mathematics 4 4 4
Science 5 5 5
Physical Education 1 1 1
Religious Education 1 1 2
GSCE Options* 10 10 8
TOTAL 25 25 25

*See options booklet for option choices availble to students.

Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment and Evaluation are vital parts of the learning process. There is continuous assessment of students’ work using National Curriculum criteria together with our own internal standards. These, and other assessments, are used for reporting and discussing progress with students and parents and for deciding how best to maintain student’s progress.

Equally important is the process of student self-assessment and the development by students of their own Pupil Progress File. This recognises and celebrates the broad range of a student's achievements both within and outside the curriculum. These records will include certificates received for particularly pleasing progress or achievement.

Students are assessed by their teachers throughout their three years at Roundhill and this provides the Teacher Assessment Level. Student Progress is assessed and analysed continually by Classroom Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Tutors and Student Progress Leaders throughout the three years at The Roundhill Academy, strategies will be put in place to support the learning of all students and ensure that they fulfil their potential.