Year 9 / 10 / 11

There are two pathways for our students to follow, dependent upon the outcome of Year 8 Annual Reviews with parents/carers and students.

Pathway One:
More emphasis on life skills, independence and organisational skills to prepare students for one, two or three years at Bents Green Post 16.

Pathway Two:
Emphasis on life skills and independence through work experience and work off site to prepare students for entry to a local college at Post 16.

In Year 9 and 10 students are taught in tutor groups for Core Skills, science and computing and are mixed ‘Pathway’ groups for English, Maths, PE and Enrichment. Students stay with the same staff team for two years where possible. In Year 11 students complete courses and accreditation in each Pathway. Emphasis is placed on supporting students to be ready for the next step in education and the curriculum includes more opportunities for Independence, travel training, college link courses and Work Experience.

To make learning more meaningful we provide opportunities to learn in context linking learning skills with their practical application, and reinforce understanding of individual subjects. Numeracy and Literacy underpin all aspects of the curriculum, and the reinforcement of literacy skills is through extremely effective support from the tutor teams.

Enrichment is ‘non-qualification activity to improve student employability skills and enable them to participate in other activity of value which does not necessarily lead to qualifications but enables them to progress’ (Ofsted). Enrichment Options are designed to link to student interests but also expand interests. Enrichment options take place one afternoon a week and activities are designed to be engaging and motivating; they are about having fun and creating lasting memories.

Pathway one 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Review/Reward
Monday Assembly & Target Setting Core Skills Science PE Maths English
Tuesday  Computing PE Enrichment Options
Wednesday Lifeskills Challenge (off-site) Maths English
Thursday PE Cooking Maths English
Friday Lifeskills Challenge (on-site) Maths English Assembly & Review
Pathway two 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Review/Reward
Monday Assembly & Target Setting Music Science Computing English Maths
Tuesday Core Skills PE Home Economics English Maths
Wednesday English Maths PE Enrichment Options
Thursday Science Computing PE English Maths
Friday Lifeskills Challenge (off-site) Assembly & Review
Morning Breaks and Lesson Times Afternoon Lesson Times

Lesson 1

Lesson 2


Lesson 3

Lesson 4


9.00am – 9.10am

9.10am – 9.50am

9.50am – 10.30am

10.30am -10.40am

10.40am – 11.20am

11.20am – 12.00pm

12.00pm – 1.00pm


Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Review & Reward

Home Time


1.00pm – 1.05pm

1.05pm – 1.45pm

1.45pm – 2.25pm

2.25pm – 3.05pm

3.05pm – 3.30pm