"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know." Daniel J. Boorstin


Pendle Vale college offers students a full curriculum entitlement at Key Stages 3 and 4 as follows: 

• At KS3, this is a transitional model with English, Maths and Science following a new KS3 curriculum from 2014.  The new schemes of work for these subjects are available on the subject page.  Foundation subjects have revised their year 7 curriculum in light of the fact year 7 in 2014 will not have followed a new KS2 and all subjects follow the national curriculum in years 7 and 8.  In year 9, students being GCSE learning in Geography, History, RS, Computing and Science.  

The overviews for routes through KS3 are currently under review for all subjects in light of revised GCSE specifications.  These will be published in the subject areas on the website early in the Spring Term 2016.

The formal options process takes place in year 9 and new course for KS4 begin at the start of year 10.  The national curriculum document and curriculum model are found on the links below.  Our options model and subject availability at KS4 is found on the students tab.

•At KS4, students follow a core learning pathway and have the choice from a range of option courses, which are both GCSE and Technical Award equivalent qualifications.

Please click here to view  our KS3 Curriculum Plan

Please click here to view  our KS4 Curriculum Plan

Please click here to view the National Curriculum Update