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Curriculum Introduction 

The curriculum at Upper Batley High School ensures that each learner obtains a broad, balanced and engaging diet of subjects. Our ethos is to believe, achieve 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.

During years 7 and 8 learners follow the Key Stage 3 curriculum studying English, mathematics, science, art, computing, design technology, French, geography, history, music, physical education, PSHCE, Forest School and religious education.  In Year 9 all learners progress onto the Key Stage 4 curriculum which is outlined below.

Every learner must study English, mathematics and science and then choose from a selection of EBacc and ‘Open Group’ qualifications. 

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 &
  • 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