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KS3 Schemes of Work

Walton High School Curriculum Structure 2018-19

Y7

SubjectNumber of Periods a week
 English 4
 Maths 4
 Science 4
 Modern Foreign Language 3
 Technology 3
 Physical Education 2
 Art 2
 Geography 2
 History 2
 Music 2
 Information Technology 1
 Religious Education 1

 

Y8

SubjectNumber of Periods a week
 English 4
 Maths 4
 Science 4
 Modern Foreign Language 4
 Technology 3
 Physical Education 2
 Art 2
 Geography 2
 History 2
 Music 1
 Information Technology 1
 Religious Education 1

 

Y9

SubjectNumber of Periods a week
 English Language and English Literature 4
 Maths 4
 Science 6
 Physical Education Practical 2
 Option A 3
 Option B 3
 Option C 3
 Literacy 1
 Life Skills 1
 Option D 3

 

Y10 – 11

SubjectNumber of Periods a week
 English Language and English Literature5
 Maths5
 Science6
 Physical Education Practical2
 Option A3
 Option B3
 Option C3
 Option D3

 

Option Subjects in Years 10 and 11 include the following which are GCSE courses unless otherwise stated:

Astronomy

Art

GCSE Business Studies

BTEC Business Studies

Computer Science

ICT

Dra

French

German

Geography

History

Media

Music

Religious Education

Technology, Food

Technology, Graphics

Technology, Resistant Materials

Technology, Textiles

All students follow a Science course starting in y9 and leading to 2 or 3 GCSE awards,

Students are given a free option choice but are required to choose at least one subject from MFL, History, and Geography. Students will receive advice on BTEC, E-BACC and Higher Education requirements.

 

Years 12 & 13

 

We offer a range of subjects and courses – see the Sixth Form Area for further details

A Level Results 2019

Students and staff at Walton High School are celebrating today after receiving news of an excellent set of results.

Almost half of the A Level entries were marked at the very top grades of A*, A and B and this high performance was matched in our vocational level 3 courses where over 50% of students achieved either a Distinction*, a Distinction or a Merit.

Head teacher Neil Finlay commented: “I am really pleased with these impressive results. Our students deserve great credit for their hard work and dedication and I am grateful to their parents and their teachers for their magnificent support. It has been a pleasure watching these young people progress through the school and I look forward to hearing of their successes in the future.”

There were some brilliant individual results including Charlotte Wright with 2A*s and 1A, Megan Cooper with 2A*s and 1A, Adam Jackson with 1A* and 3As, Milly Holland with 1A* and 2As, Alys Moindrot with 1A*, 2As and 1B and Emily Wardle-Pearson with 1 Distinction* and 2As.

GCSE Results 2019

Walton High School students are celebrating today following the publication of a superb set of GCSE results.

Headteacher Neil Finlay commented: “We are delighted with this year’s results which have seen a very strong performance, particularly at the highest grades of 7, 8 and 9.  This is especially pleasing in a national context where GCSE exams are becoming more challenging. This is the first year where every subject has moved over to the new 9-1 grading system and we are proud to have continued Walton High School’s strong tradition of outstanding academic performance.  This is down to the hard work of an extremely committed year group who have been ably supported by their teachers and their parents. I look forward to further success as they progress into our Sixth Form with its bespoke accommodation and facilities.”

There were several outstanding individual performances, led by Jessica Downe who sat 11 exams and achieved a perfect set of 10 grade 9s and 1 A**! It is estimated that only a tiny handful of students in the entire country will have reached this standard. Hot on her heels were: Eleanor Pinkney with 8 grade 9s and 2 grade 8s; Amber Sedgley with 7 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s and 1 A*; Jason Jiang with 6 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 1 grade 7, I grade 5 and 1 A** and Supreena Banerjee with 5 grade 9s, 3 grade 8s, 1 grade 7, 1 grade 6 and 1 A*.

Walton High School Admission Arrangements

We are delighted that you are considering Walton High School for your son or daughter.

If you wish your child to join our school, then please contact us using the links below.

To find out more about us, contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs A Pinney.

PAN

Our current PAN for Year 7 – 9 is 210.

Our current PAN for Year 10 & 11 is 210.

Link for in year admissions

Ofsted

Please click the links below:

 

Walton Art Baccalaureate

Year 7 Art Baccalaureate

Year 8 Art Baccalaureate

Year 9 Art Baccalaureate

A Level Photography

In the Art department we offer 2 A Level courses:

A-Level Photography

The full A level in Photography is a 2-year course with 1 Externally Set Assignment (exam) at the end of the second year.

This is a course for students who want to study an introduction to Photography and is ideal for those who want to go on to study an Art or Photography related course at University.

A Level Photography students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of ideas and develop skills in studio, documentary and landscape/architecture photography. They will learn about contemporary and historical photographers and develop relevant industry skills in both the use of DSLR cameras, software packages such as Adobe Photoshop and studio lighting equipment.

In Photography, students follow a course similar in structure to A Level and GCSE Art. They produce a coursework project (portfolio) worth 60% of their final mark and sit an externally set exam worth 40%.

Both the coursework portfolio and the exam are marked using the same Assessment Objectives:

 Component 1 – Personal Investigation (60%)

 1.   Coursework Portfolio/ Personal Investigation

Students produce a body of work that takes the form of a sketchbook supported by an A3 portfolio of their own images. They explore an idea or theme developing work in a way that reflects their personal interests or strengths until they reach a final outcome. Work produced should satisfy the Assessment Objectives above and demonstrate that they have researched and responded to photographers relevant to their theme, experimented with their images and objects through photography and then produced a relevant final piece.

2.   Personal Study

This is a separate piece of critical and analytical writing (1000-3000 words) making links to the student’s own Personal Investigation, and supported by artists research and references. Through the personal study, students will demonstrate understanding of relevant social, cultural and historical sources. Students will also express personal interpretations or conclusions and use technical and specialist vocabulary.

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment (40%)

Students will be issued with a paper from which they will select a title/starting point to develop ideas. They will have time to produce preparation work that satisfies the first 3 AO’S (just as they have done for their coursework) before they begin their exam. With Photography, students will spend their exam editing one (or a series) of their own images selected as a final piece using Photoshop.

The A Level exam is 15 hours long typically split into a series of sittings of up to 5 hours. As in other subject areas exam conditions are observed. The focus in the exam is to produce a final outcome that satisfies AO4.

A Level Fine Art

In the Art department we offer 2 A Level courses:

A-Level Art & Design: Fine Art 

The full A level in Art & Design: Fine Art is a 2-year course with 1 Externally Set Assignment (exam) at the end of the second year.

This course is for students who want to study Art to a higher level and is ideal for those who want to go on to study an Art related course at University.

The A level course is made up of two components that stretch across the 2 years:

Component 1 – Personal investigation (60%)

1. Practical work

The Personal Investigation is an extended practical project based on a personal response to a theme or starting point. Students will generate ideas and experiment how to express them through a variety of materials and processes. They will develop and refine their ideas through experimentation and research into different techniques, styles of art and the work of other artists.

2. Personal study

This is a separate piece of critical and analytical writing (1000 words) making links to the student’s own Personal Investigation, and supported by artists research and references. Through the personal study, students will demonstrate understanding of relevant social, cultural and historical sources. Students will also express personal interpretations or conclusions and use technical and specialist vocabulary.

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment (40%)

This is an externally set assignment from the exam board. Students will produce another practical project in the same manner as their Personal Investigation, developing their skills to a higher level in response to a starting point set out in the exam paper.

Students will be expected to submit all their preparatory studies (sketchbook work) and an outcome that will be completed in a Controlled Assessment (15 hours).

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