Our Curriculum

The curriculum at SET Ixworth School is set by the Trust Board. It is a broad and balanced, academic and knowledge-rich model which leads to students taking GCSEs at Key Stage 4. The combination of GCSE subjects students are expected to take is designed to challenge and to enable students to achieve:

Our combination of subjects means that our students can achieve highly within the framework of current national measures (% English and maths (Grade 5+) / EBacc) and in the up-and-coming national measures (Attainment 8 / Progress 8) at aged 16.

Click here to download the Curriculum Policy of the Trust.

Our Year 9 Options Information Session for parents was help on Tuesday 21 January. Click here to read the Options Booklet. There will be an opportunity to discuss the process with individual students and parents in parent meetings arranged for Tuesday 11 February. The deadline to return the options form is Friday 28 February.

Our Curriculum Model

The curriculum is delivered by a one week cycle of 30 lessons in 5 year groups (Years 7 to 11) that are arranged into two Key Stages (Key Stage 3 being Years 7 – 9 and Key Stage 4 being Years 10 and 11).

The weightings given to each subject in can be found in the chart below:

Number of periods per week
Subjects Y7 Y8 Y9 Y10 Y11
English (and drama at KS3) 5 5 4 4 4
Mathematics (and statistics) 5 4 5 5 5
Sciences 4 4 4 5 5
MFL 3 3 3 3 3
History 2 2 3 3 3
Geography 2 3 2 3 3
Beliefs and Values 1 1 1 With PSHE With PSHE
Art and Photography 1 1 1 3 3
Music 1 1 1 3 3
Drama 1 1 1 3 3
Design Technology 1 1 1 3 3
PE 2 2 2 2 2
Computer Science 3 3
Business Studies 3 3
Triple Science 2 2
Enrichment Periods 2 2 2 2 2

Our Curriculum

Please click here for the Key Stage 3 and 4 curriculum overview for 2019-20.

More information on the Trust’s KS4 curriculum is available from the link below. It is important to note that all Trust schools follow the same specifications for GCSE:

Copies of the JCQ rules and regulations can be accessed via the links below:

NEW GCSE Grading System

Information on the new GCSE grading system is listed below:

Year 10 GCSE Information Evening

Please click on the links below for copies of the information presented on Thursday 20 September 2018:

PE and Sport Provision

We provide a range of PE activities for students in lesson and plenty of extra-curricular options as well.  We believe taking part in physical activities promotes a healthy lifestyle and aids achievement.

We understand that sometimes, for medical or reasons of injury, students may not be able to take part or may need medication to allow them to safely participate in PE activities, e.g. an inhaler.

In these circumstances please ensure our staff have been notified of any medical condition which may affect participation in PE and sports and that they have been informed of the correct use of inhalers. A signed note must be provided if students cannot take part in a practical PE. They will either be given written work to complete or invited to take part in the lesson in a different way.

Further Information

Further information on specific aspects of our curriculum can be downloaded from the Key Documents section of our website. If you have any other questions or queries, please use the contact information on our Contact Us page to direct a query to the School.