When your son/ward arrives at Isleworth & Syon, he will build on his previous experience of the National Curriculum.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)
In Year 9, all students still have a focus on the same core subjects of English, mathematics and science, along with physical education and religious education. Students also start preparing for possible GCSE and Level 2 vocational courses by completing some ‘mini-options’ and spending more time studying these subjects. This involves studying two of computing, geography and history as well as studying two of art, design and technology, drama and music.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
Students with an aptitude for science will be offered the chance to take the three separate sciences (instead of the combined science trilogy) during Year 11.
Preparation & Progress Activities (Homework)
We appreciate that learning on site is far better for our students and indeed staff, however, there may be occasions in the future when individual students might need to revert to learning remotely (e.g., a short- or medium-term injury or illness). There may also be times when cohorts or groups of students might need to work from home (e.g., when there is a local emergency and school cannot open; a water supply failure etc.)
Should this be the case work will be set by subject teachers with the expectation that learning will continue. We already have a useful resource which will also give some guidance on learning remotely and which may be useful to students and indeed parents/carers. In addition, a range of online resources are already available to all of our students.
If you are unsure what to do, please contact the relevant Curriculum Leader for further information.