Years 9 & 10

Curriculum Overview

Year 9

 There are 6 classes in Year 9; 3 in X Band / 3 in Y Band

All pupils will study English Language and Literature, Maths, RE and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) in Year 9 which will be certificated (7 GCSEs). Core PE and PSHE is also studied although not certificated. Pupils will study an additional 3 subjects which are their Option choices from Year 8.

RE and English Language and Literature are set in the same curriculum block and follow the setting in English.

Science has its own curriculum block; pupils receive lessons in Separate Science subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics allowing all pupils to gain 3 GCSE qualifications. Pupils receive 4 lessons per fortnight for each discipline.

Each of the 3 Option blocks has 5 hours of study per fortnight allocated to them.

Core PE follows the same structure as Year 8 with 3 mixed gender classes within each band.


Year 10


There are 6 classes in Year 10; 3 in X Band / 3 in Y Band

Year 10 is identical in structure to the structure in Year 9.

There are 4 classes per Band in Core PE so pupils can be taught in gender classes to allow more bespoke teaching where sporting subject specific lessons can be delivered.


Curriculum structure for Years 9 and 10 at St. Hild's.

Years 9 & 10 Curriculum