The Pupil Journey through Paulet High School and VIth Form College.
Pupils are taught in five 60 minute lessons during the day with break and lunch following periods 2 and 4 respectively. All pupils have a 15minute registration session with their form tutor each morning in horizontal tutor groups.
Pupils arrive in year 7 and are taught in their mixed ability groups for the following subjects: Art (2), Eng(3), French/Spanish(2), Geog(2), History(2), Music(1), Philosophy and Ethics(1) and Science(3), PE(2), Technology (2), Computing (1). Some pupils are taken out of some lessons to have additional support from the SEN and English departments to develop progress in English, Literacy and personal skills. This follows through to Year 8 and 9. Further to this, pupils have 2 lessons of PE. Maths is taught in 4 lessons and is the only subject to set in Year 7, this is done after the first half term and students are placed in classes according to their needs. Performing Arts is delivered 1 period per week with a rotation of Music, Drama and Dance. This is set against a Literacy lesson which all students take.
There is a similar structure in Yr 8 with the majority of the lessons taking place in set classes apart from PE and Technology. Lesson allocations are slightly different: Art (2), Drama (1), Eng(3), French/Spanish(2), Geog(2), History(2), Computing(1), Music(1),Maths(3) Philosophy and Ethics(1), Science(3), Tech(2)and PE(2).
Year 9 embeds the setting established in year 8. Horizontal mixed ability classes remain in PE(2) and Technology(2), the remaining subject are set Art (1), Drama (1), English (3),Geog(2), History(2), Computing(1),Maths(3) Music(1), Philosophy and Ethics (1), Science(3). French and Spanish are delivered on a rotation (3)
Year 10 and 11
In the spring term of Year 9, pupils will begin to receive advice and guidance on which options to take into GCSE. The three core subjects are taught again in sets according to ability: Eng and Maths both have three lessons per week in Year 10 and four periods in Year 11. In English, pupils have the option of studying English Language and Literature (2 GCSEs) or a single English award. Science is taught in 5 lessons per week with three progression routes: Triple Science (Part of the Options), Double Award, and Single Science (Single Science have three periods, students receive additional Maths and English for the extra two periods where they focus on literacy, numeracy and extended writing). All students follow a Humanities course which leads to a GCSE qualification; the course content enables students to taught issues of Citizenship, Financial Management, Philosophy and Ethics, Personal Wellbeing and Environmental Issues.