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Curriculum Structure: Pathways

LEARNING PATHWAYS

Great Marlow School ensures all students have the very best opportunities to maximise their progress and secure the best possible outcomes.

Students are placed into one of nine teaching groups. The nine teaching groups are placed into one of three bands: Chiltern, Marlow or Thames.

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The three teaching classes in the Chiltern Band have in them the students who achieved high outcomes at the end of Key Stage 2. They study English, mathematics, science, geography, history, physical education, music, drama, art, computing, citizenship, religious education, design technology, French and Spanish from Year 7.

Marlow and Thames Bands have three classes in each band. The students in these bands follow a similar curriculum, studying English, mathematics, science, geography, history, physical education, music, drama, art, computing, citizenship, religious education, design technology, French or  Spanish from Year 7. The difference between the bands is that Marlow and Thames students study just one modern foreign language. The students in these bands receive more English and mathematics lessons.

The students in all bands are set in English, mathematics and science lessons. There are three sets within each band. For all other subjects, students will be taught in their teaching group.

The progress of all students is closely monitored and regularly reviewed. Where appropriate students may change band or set. However, this only occurs if the Director of Learning or Head of Department believes an individual will make more progress in a different band or set. A change can only take place once discussions with the Director of Learning, Head of Department, parents, carers and student have been concluded.

GMS continues to strive to create opportunties that releases the potential of all the students in their care, which is the driving force behind this important organisation of the year groups.

Please note, the form classes are not based on bands: as far as possible students stay with their form tutors throughout their school career. For more information please contact the main school reception.

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