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Curriculum Introduction 

Our five year curriculum at Upper Batley High School ensures that each learner obtains a broad, balanced and engaging diet of subjects. Our ethos is to achieve, believe and you will succeed. Respect is at the heart of everything we do. Respect for a culture of lifelong learning and its power to transform lives is our secret for success.

Our curriculum embodies mutual respect, humanity and a passion for learning in every subject. All learners are encouraged to study pathways which link to their future career aspirations. We believe that planning for the future early helps success grow. This is why all our learners receive expert careers guidance to inform their curriculum pathway choices.

Learners in Y7 study English, Maths, Science, Art, Computing, Design Technology, French, geography, History, Music, Physical Education, Photography, PSHCE and Religious Education and take part in the ‘Futures’ process to pick their options in Y8.

Every learner must study English, Mathematics and Science and then choose from a selection of EBacc and ‘Open Group’ qualifications to formulate their Y9 to 11 curriculum pathways.

The subjects studied at UBHS are outlined below.  

Core Subjects

  • English, Mathematics and Science
  • Physical Education (1 lesson per week)
  • Religious Education (1 lesson per week)
  • PSHCE 

EBacc Subjects

Depending on the pathway learners will choose from the following EBacc subjects.

  • Geography or History and
  • French

Open Group

Depending on the pathway learners will choose from the following Open Group subjects

  • Fine Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computing
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Photography
  • Religious Education