Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.


Curriculum Map

Key Stage 3

In key stage 3 students study Biology, Chemistry and Physics units. Students are in mixed ability groups during year 7 and the first term of year 8. Following this students are placed in to set groups. Progress is monitored continuously to ensure setting is appropriate for each student. Students receive 3 hours per week of Science throughout key stage 3.

We have recently moved to a 2 year key stage 3, this ensures the National curriculum is covered in depth whilst allowing enough time to study the revised 1-9 GCSE.

Our key stage 3 is designed to “spiral” learning. This allows content covered in year 7 to be revisited and extended in year 8.

Key Stage 4

Our key stage 4 provision provides two pathways. The majority of students study Combined Science. This course covers all 3 science and is assessed using 6 exams at the end of year 11, 2 x Biology, 2 x Chemistry and 2 x Physics. Students receive 4 hours per week Combined Science.

The specification can be found here. https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse/combined-science-trilogy-8464

Alternatively, some students study Separate Science. This course covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics but in greater demand and with increased challenge. This course is well suited to those students with ambition to study Science at college. Students receive 6 hours per week Separate Science.

The specifications can be found here. https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/science/gcse​


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