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Typically, our Y11c pupils are offered 19 hours per week. Our aim for our Y11 pupils is to support them to complete appropriate qualifications and transition successfully to an appropriate Post-16 placement.

A sample timetable can be viewed below

Please note that the content offered to students may differ from the main plan below if specific gaps in learning are identified or if the students host school has previously covered this material. In these cases, bespoke plans may then be put in place. 


Our aim at The Chapel is to engage students in learning that is representative of elements of learning in mainstream school while enabling students to gain confidence in their ability and potential.

The long-term plans are dictated largely by the demands of the AQA exam syllabus. At The Chapel we work towards enabling students to gain a grade 4 or above in both English Language and Literature. However, we aim to be flexible and this pathway is not suitable for all of our students due to their individual circumstances. We also offer a Functional English course alongside the GCSEs for selected students.

The course starts with close study of two literature texts that explore the theme of social responsibility: An Inspector Calls and A Christmas Carol. We then turn to developing skills in creative reading and writing for the English Language exam.

Throughout the course we examine a collection of poetry connected by the theme of 'power and conflict', with poems from Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Blake alongside modern contemporary poems by Imtiaz Dharker and Carol Ann Duffy.

We also study Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and analyse how writers use language to express their viewpoints before writing our own.

We want our students to learn to :

· Read a wide range of non-fiction and fiction texts with understanding and insight.

· Develop an appreciation of literature through the close study of prose, poetry and drama texts.

· Write skilfully to suit various audiences, purposes and forms such as letters, speeches etc.

· Speak with increasing confidence and fluency for a variety of purposes and audiences.

We also expect our pupils in KS4 to bring a private reading book to school every day. There is a reading opportunity towards the end of one of their English lessons and there may be chances to read in form time or in other lessons when work is completed.

Autumn 1

  • Persuasive language
  • Speeches

Autumn 2

  • Informal and formal letters
  • Emails
  • Newspapers articles

Spring 1

  • Sentence types
  • Revising punctuation

AQA Paper 2 – Section A – Reading

  • Locating information
  • Language analysis
  • Comparing texts

Spring 2

  • Developing speaking and listening skills

Summer 1

AQA Paper 1 – Section A- Reading

  • Locating information
  • Language analysis

Summer 2

  • Exam skills revision - Based on needs of  individual student
  • Targeted support for exams
  • Past papers- GCSE and Functional Skills



Our approach is to enhance pupils' enjoyment of maths by working to ensure they experience success. For pupils who have missed time in school or who have struggled to make progress, this may mean spending more time building up their knowledge of number facts and methods, with structured practice to help with long term retention. Pupils who are already more confident also spend time learning strategies to apply to problems and recognising when a particular strategy is required. 

Although pupils join us at different points, we structure the school year to provide the possibility for progression and some clarity for pupils as to what to expect and what they might have missed. 

Y11c students have the opportunity to follow Entry Level Maths pathways, with Level 1 Maths available for pupils able to progress that far. These groups work flexibly according to their previous experience, their ability to master number facts and methods and to establish long term retention.  

Autumn 1

  • Integers
  • Money
  • Decimals
  • Percentages
  • Measures
  • Tables and Charts

Autumn 2

  • Fractions
  • Percentages
  • Checking and Approximation
  • Time
  • Measures

Spring 1

  • Volume
  • Area and Perimeter of compound shapes
  • Transformations

Spring 2

  • Long multiplication and division methods
  • Negative numbers
  • Factors, multiples and primes
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide with fractions
  • Substitute numbers into formula
  • Solve simple equations
  • Inequalities on a number line

Summer 1/2


  • Past papers and exam practice


In Science our aim is to enhance pupil’s enjoyment of the Sciences. Our curriculum at KS4 involves the teaching of Biology at GCSE level and is taught in an engaging and interactive way, making the learning fun and ensuring that pupils’ experience success. We structure the lessons so that they are representative of learning in the pupils’ home school and support pupils to gain both the substantive and disciplinary knowledge that they need to succeed in the subject.

Although pupils join us at different points, we structure the school year to provide the possibility for progression and some clarity for pupils as to what to expect and what they might have missed. 

Staff work with the pupil during their time at Chapel House to identify any gaps in learning and then work together to address those gaps.

Autumn 1
  • Eukaryotes and prokaryotes
  • Animal cells and plant cells
  • Cell specialization      Cell differentiation
  • Microscopy
  • Chromosomes:      Mitosis and the cell cycle
  • Stem cells
  • Diffusion and Osmosis (REQUIRED PRAC)
  • Active transport
  • Exchanging substances
  • Organisational hierarchy
  • The human digestive system and enzymes (REQUIRED PRAC)
  • Food tests (REQUIRED PRAC)
  • The heart and blood vessels
  • Blood
  • Breathing and gas exchange
  • Coronary heart disease: a non-communicable disease 
  • Health issues
  • The effect of lifestyle on some non-communicable diseases
  • Cancer
  • Plant tissues and organs
  • Transpiration and translocation
Autumn 2
  • Communicable (infectious) disease
  • Viral diseases 
  • Bacterial diseases 
  • Fungal diseases 
  • Protist diseases 
  • Human defence systems 
  • Plant defence responses
  • Vaccination, antibiotics and painkillers (REQUIRED PRAC) 
  • Discovery and development of drugs
  • Monoclonal antibodies
  • Photosynthetic reaction 
  •  Rate of Photosynthesis  (REQUIRED PRAC)
  •  Uses of glucose from photosynthesis
  • Aerobic and anaerobic respiration 
  • Response to exercise 
  • Metabolism
  • Principals of homeostasis
  • Structure and function of nervous and endocrine system
  • Investigating reaction time (REQUIRED PRAC)
  • Brain and the eye
  • Controlling body temp
  • Control of blood glucose concentration
  • Kidneys and kidney failure
  • Hormones in human reproduction 
  • Puberty, Menstrual cycle, Contraception 
  • The use of hormones to treat infertility (HT only) 
  • Negative feedback (HT only)
  • Plant hormones (REQUIRED PRAC
  • Using plant hormones (HT only)
Spring 1
  • Sexual and asexual reproduction 
  • Meiosis
  • DNA and the genome
  • Genetic inheritance 
  • Inherited disorders 
  • Family trees and embryo Screening
  • Sex determination
  • Variation and work of Mendel
  • Evolution 
  • Selective breeding 
  • Genetic engineering
  • Cloning
  • Fossils
  • Speciation
  • Evidence for evolution 
  • Fossils and Extinction 
  • Resistant bacteria
  • Classification
Spring 2
  • Communities and competition 
  • Abiotic and biotic factors 
  • Adaptations
  • Levels of organisation 
  • Using quadrats and transects (REQUIRED PRAC)
  • Carbon and water Cycles
  • Investigating decay (REQUIRED PRAC)
  • Biodiversity 
  • Waste management  
  • Land use 
  • Deforestation
  • Global warming
Food security and farming
Summer 1

Biology: KEY IDEAS

  • Review



Summer 2  

Health and Social Care (Option)

OCR Cambridge National Award – Health and Social Care

Autumn 1

RO21:  Essential Values of Care

  • Rights of individuals
  • Values of Care
Autumn 2

RO21:  Essential Values of Care

  • Legislation impacting on Care
  • Personal hygiene, safety, security for protection
Spring 1

January – RO21 Exam

RO22:  Communicating with service users in care settings

  • Effective communication
  • Personal qualities and effective care
Spring 2

RO22:  Communicating with service users in care settings

  • Effective communication – applied examples

May – RO22 Coursework submission

Summer 1

Coursework submitted

Summer 2 -


All Becton students are taught using a spiral curriculum approach which is a curriculum that returns to the same topics over time. All lessons are aligned to the National Curriculum.

 The spiral approach to curriculum has three key principles. The three principles are:

  1. Cyclical: Students should return to the same topic several times throughout their school career;
  2. Increasing Depth: Each time a student returns to the topic it should be learned at a deeper level and explore more complexity;
  3. Prior Knowledge: A student’s prior knowledge should be utilised when a topic is returned to so that they build from their foundations rather than starting anew.

The curriculum approach uses 5 levels of skills across 3 different areas:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Relationships

Staff will benchmark students on entry and will choose a level and subject according to the specific, bespoke needs of the students at that time. The choices will be made with liaison with the wider multidisciplinary team.


Our enrichment sessions occur on a Thursday afternoon and pupils can choose from a variety of activities to suit their needs and interests. Activities change across the terms and examples of what we have offered so far this academic year can be seen below: 

Autumn 1
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Online Escape Room
  • Film Club
  • Documentary Club
Autumn 2
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Minecraft club
  • Computer Coding
  • Whirlow Hall Farm
  • Baking
  • Local History and travelling on local transport
  • Christmas Bonanza
Spring 1
  • Chapel Doc Fest
  • Drama/Expressive Arts - Drama/Music/Dance
  • Teamwork
  • Becton Bake Off
Spring 2 TBC
Summer 1 TBC
Summer 2 TBC