Park Lane Academy

Options-Curriculum Structure and Setting

Our new curriculum model is based on a two-week timetable, where students will follow different schedule of lessons in week B compared with week A. 

There are fifty, one-hour lessons each over the two-week cycle where students are given the opportunity to study 2 options qualifications each year.

This curriculum model provides students with enhanced option choices and a timetable that fully supports their learning as each subject is taught regularly over the two-week cycle.

 

Year 10

Subject

Qualification

Time Allocated per fortnight

English

2 GCSEs (English Language and English

 Literature)

9 hours

Mathematics

1 GCSE

9 hours

Science

Either 2 GCSEs (Combined science)

or 3 GCSEs (Triple Science)

8 hours

PE

 

2 hours

RE

 

2 hours

Option 1

1 GCSE/vocational qualification

10 hours

Option 2

1 GCSE/vocational qualification

10 hours

Year 11

Subject

Qualification

Time Allocated per fortnight

English

2 GCSEs (English Language and English

 Literature)

9 hours

Mathematics

1 GCSE

9 hours

Science

Either 2 GCSEs (Combined science)

or 3 GCSEs (Triple Science)

8 hours

PE

 

2 hours

RE

 

2 hours

Option 1

1 GCSE/vocational qualification

10 hours

Option 2

1 GCSE/vocational qualification

10 hours