Curriculum Rationale

Our curriculum at Woodhey High School is a curriculum that:

  • Is personalised to Woodhey High School, underpinned by our values of Respect and Excellence which ensures every child can broaden their horizons and achieve their full potential.
  • Builds upon students' primary school knowledge, skills and experiences.
  • Is appropriately sequenced so that it fully prepares students with the knowledge and skills required to successfully access their next phase of learning.

Our curriculum is ambitious for all students, particularly those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, and support is provided to ensure that all students can access a challenging curriculum that appropriately supports them for their next stages of learning.

Curriculum Structure

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

Subject Hours per Week
English 4
Maths 4
Science 3
Geography 2
History 2
Spanish 2




(Design & Technology and Food & Nutrition)

Computing 1
Art 1

Creative Performance

(Music and Drama)

Religious Education 1


Key Stage 4 (Years 10 2023-24 and 11 2024-25 onwards)

Subject Hours per Week
English (Language and Literature)                5
Maths 4
Science 5
Option A 3
Option B 3
Option C 3
Religious Education 1
PE 1


Year 11 (one year only 2023-24; legacy curriculum)

Subject Hours per Week
English (Language and Literature)                4
Maths 3.5
Science (Combined) 5.5
Option A 2.5
Option B 2.5
Option C 2.5
Option D 2.5
Religious Education 1
PE 1