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Our curriculum is designed to match the learner profile we seek to develop in our students.  We offer a traditional mix of strong academic subjects supported by an innovative STEM (Science, Technology, English and Maths) curriculum during Key Stage 3, as well as high quality performing arts.

Key Stage 3 is delivered during Year 7, 8 and 9 and Key Stage 4 during Year 10 and 11.  At John Ferneley College we have the vision that education is a 5-year journey which is split into important stages called "milestones".  Each child's development is monitored by checking the progress of the milestones to ensure important learning has taken place. Each milestone is very important as they are the building blocks for future learning.

Please see below for the number of lessons (1 hour ) offered per fortnight.
Year 7-9 Curriculum Breakdown
English Maths Science Geog-raphy History MFL Business Studies Computer Science PE Perfor-mance PSHCE/ RE
8 8 8 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 2
Year 10 & 11 Curriculum Breakdown
English Maths Science Option 1 Option 2 Option 3 Option 4 PE
9 9 10 5 5 5 5 2

*For information on subjects currently studied in Year 10 and 11, please see our OPTIONS page. 

*Please note, our subject pathways are reviewed annually.