Moorside High School

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Curriculum

KS3 & KS4 Curriculum

Following a review of the curriculum and recent government guidelines, the decision has been taken that current Y8 pupils will not go through the options process until the end of Y9.

This will allow the pupils more time for depth and breadth in the key stage 3 curriculum, enabling them to make more informed choices for their future. 

For further information please see the documents below: 

GCSE Grading Structure

New GCSEs are being introduced by the government across all secondary schools in England. These were sat for the first time in the summer of 2017 in English and Mathematics. The new GCSEs are  graded on a scale of 1-9: grade 1 being the lowest, grade 9 being the highest.

 

Legacy GCSEs and New GCSEs

New GCSEs are more demanding both in terms of their content and the way they are assessed.

The new system does not mirror the old letter grade system of the legacy GCSEs. However a ‘good pass’ at grade 5 or above is in line with the top of the old C grade and above. The table shows, broadly speaking, how new GCSE grades are awarded compared to legacy GCSE grades.

This new system has been phased in starting with English and Mathematics, followed by most other subjects in the summer of 2018

            

 

If you have any questions about the curriculum followed at Moorside, you can contact the school office on 0161 921 1045 or alternatively you can email info@moorsidehigh.com.