Norbury Manor Business & Enterprise College

Curriculum

The aim of the curriculum at Norbury Manor is to develop students who are confident, motivated and resilient independent learners. We prepare students for the future by teaching them the value of knowledge and push every student to fulfil their academic potential.

We want our students to be creative and enterprising so they are equipped to deal with a rapidly changing world. We want them to embrace their places in local and global communities; to have strong communication and leadership skills; to be self-confident; and to lead healthy lives. 

To achieve this, we focus on attitude, application of skills and attainment of knowledge.

Key Stage 3 students can expect to study a wide selection of differing subjects, exposing them to a broad base of knowledge.

Key Stage 4 students can choose from a range of GCSE and vocational subjects. They are encouraged to maintain a broad and balanced selection to ensure they have a sound base for further study. There is a further opportunity for students to follow a community language and study it to GCSE or A level. 

All students follow a detailed education course encompassing personal, social, health, economic and careers aspects which is designed to help them make the most of opportunities in and out of college. We are very fortunate in having an excellent team of outside speakers to enrich this programme. 

Our sixth form is well established. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational courses delivered primarily in a dedicated, recently developed, multi-million pound block. Detailed curriculum information for sixth form subjects is available to view here.

Please use the links below to view the curriculum by year group and the link on the right of the page to view curriculum details by subject (please note this information is currently in the process of being updated). If you would like any further information regarding the curriculum, please get in touch with Ms Ryder Owen.

 

Year 7 subjects Lessons per fortnight
 Art  2
 Computing  2
 Drama  2
 English  5
 French/Spanish  6
 Food Technology  2
 Humanities  6
 ICT  1
 Literacy  1
 Maths  7
 Music  2
 Product Design  2
 Physical Education  3
 Philosophy for Children  1
 Science  6
 Textiles  2

 

Year 8 subjects Lessons per fortnight
 Art  2
 Computing  3
 Drama  2
 English  7
 French  6
 History  2
 Geography  2
 ICT  1
 Maths  7
 Music  2
 Physical Education  3
 Religious Studies  2
 Science  6
 Technology  4

 

Year 9 subjects Lessons per fortnight
 Art  2
 Computing  3
 Drama  2
 English  7
 French  6
 History  3
 Geography  3
 Maths  7
 Music  2
 Physical Education  4
 Citizenship  2
 Spanish  5
 Science  6
 Technology  4

 

Year 10 subjects Lessons per fortnight
 English  7
 Maths  8
 Religious Studies/French  6
 Science  9
 Core Physical Education  2

 Optional subjects:

 Drama/Geography/History/Music/Psychology/Health and   social care/Textiles/Business   studies/Citizenship/Computing/French/Hospitality/Sociology/Art/Further   maths/Graphic art/Key skills/Physical Education

 6

 

Year 11 subjects Lessons per fortnight
 English  8
 Maths  10
 Religious Studies  6
 Science  10
 Core Physical Education  2

 Optional subjects:

 Business studies/Citizenship/Further maths/Graphic art/   Geography/History/Media studies/Psychology/Spanish/   Health and social care/Drama/Music/Physical   Education/Sociology/Textiles/Computing/Art/ICT/Study

 7

 

Year 12 subjects Lessons per fortnight
 Biology  9
 Criminology  9
 English literature  9
 Chemistry  9
 Applied science  9
 History  9
 Government and politics  9
 Health and social care  9
 Maths  9
 Religious studies  9
 Sociology  9
 English language (GCSE)  2
 Forensic science  9
 Business studies  9
 Media studies  9
 Psychology  9
 Textiles  9
 Maths (GCSE)  4

 

Year 13 subjects Lessons per fortnight
 Biology  9
 Criminology  9
 English literature  9
 Chemistry  9
 Applied science  9
 History  9
 Health and social care  9
 Maths  9
 Religious studies  9
 Sociology  9
 Business studies  9
 Media studies  9
 Psychology  9
 Economics  9
 Geography  9
 Art  9