Curriculum



You can view our curriculum map by clicking the image on your right. This maps shows which subject each year group does, and how many lessons they get per fortnight. The number of lessons in found under the subject. For example, Year 7 get 6 lessons of English and 4 lessons of PE.

Please use the links below to download our Curriculum guides. All files are in PDF format and require a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader to view.

If you require any more information about the curriculum that we offer, please email office@woodroffe.dorset.sch.uk and we will make sure that your request is forwarded to the correct person.

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28th September 2020
19th December 2019
28th September 2020
7th January 2020
5th March 2020

At The Woodroffe School we understand the importance of supporting your son/daughter through the next stage of their school journey. The Options process has been designed to provide students with the structure, advice and guidance needed to make informed and guided decisions about the qualifications they will study in Year 10 and 11.

We encourage students to make preferences that are ‘broad and balanced’ to ensure future pathways are kept open. Although career direction and particular interests are important students are more likely to succeed by taking ownership of their studies, whilst also following subjects that they enjoy and have an interest in.

We will be surveying the current Year 9 cohort before Christmas, to gauge their initial preferences which in turn will inform the next step in our Options process. The main launch of the Options process will begin in January 2021. It will run slightly differently this year as we will unfortunately not be able to welcome you to our annual Information Evening originally scheduled for 06 January. Instead all the information required to make informed decisions will be available in the publication displayed on this page from Wednesday 06 January.

Once available, please explore the publication fully with you son/daughter. This will support the guidance we will be offering students in school as part of the process.

In Year 9, students study a broad range of subjects (please see our Curriculum Map), including a language(s) and an additional Enrichment subject.

Each Spring we discuss the Year 9 Enrichment Curriculum with our Year 8 cohort. Students then indicate a preference for the language(s) they would like to study in Year 9 and continue for KS4, as well as indicating a preference for the Enrichment subject they would like to study during Year 9.

In 2020-19 our offer included:

Language Block (6 periods a fortnight)Enrichment Block (2 periods a fortnight)
FrenchArts Award
French and LatinDuke of Edinburgh
French and MandarinEnvironmental Science
French and SpanishLatin
SpanishMandarin
Language & Communication/LiteracySports Development

^Curriculum design is subject to change as it is impacted by staffing, timetabling and student preference.

Further information for the current Year 8 will follow in the Spring Term.