Pakefield High School

Curriculum & options


Our options evening provides students and their parents with the information they need to make informed choices about the subjects they can study at Key Stage 4.

Each student is provided with an Options Brochure and a personalised letter with a recommended pathway. 

Our 2019 Options Brochure is available online. Parents and students can look through the information about the pathways system and subjects on offer to help plan the next steps of the options process. 

All students have access to impartial advice from our Careers Team and an assembly to help them in making the right choices.

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum at Pakefield offers breadth, depth and flexibility and provides students with an excellent choice ot courses. Our aim is to provide each student with opportunities to meet their potential and make excellent progress. The School’s timetable is based on a four period day, each period being 75 minutes long. The timetable is based on 20 periods taught per week. 

In some subjects students will be taught in sets according to their ability; in others they will be taught in mixed ability groups. The School will use prior attainment data and the results of tests and assessments to adjust sets where necessary. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and Sex Education topics taught through CCBV (Citizenship, Culture, Beliefs and Values) and school assemblies.

Core and Options

Key Stage 3: Years 7 and 8 follow the National Curriculum with subject-specific lessons.

Key Stage 4: Year 9, 10 and 11 students will follow a curriculum based on a compulsory core of subjects and then choose from a wide range of options. 

Below you will find links to a summary of the subjects currently being offered by each of the School's Learning Teams together with the topics covered in each of the year groups. 




Arts and PE (Awaiting update)

Science, Technology & Engineering


Examination boards

Below are website links to the examinations boards that we use.

Cambridge Nationals

If you have any questions or queries regarding the curriculum please email us here