KS4 Curriculum Overview

KS4 Curriculum Overview2018-10-17T11:42:17+00:00

The TRGA Curriculum

We have 5 periods of 60 minute lessons every day making 25 periods in the week. There is a form period of 20 minutes at the beginning of each morning as well as a rolling Positive Discipline lesson that takes place during a different period every week where students spend the lesson with their form tutor. Break (20 minutes) is between Periods 2 and 3 and lunch (40 minutes) is split for between Periods 4 and 5 with Year 8 and 9 on lunch 12:05-12:45pm and Years 7, 10 and 11 on lunch 1:05-1:45pm. School starts at 8:25am and finishes at 3:00pm.

On three days each year, Years 7-11 have their own PSHCEE days that are specifically designed to cover aspects of PSHCEE that cannot be delivered through other lessons. These days often involve outside agencies and guest speakers and cover issues such as drugs, bullying and careers. All students will attend at least one assembly each week that is well planned and coordinated to support the delivery of social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of learning, including the promotion of British values.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is planned to ensure rigour with a focus on the core skills.

Students will study English for 5 hours a week to allow English Language and English Literature to be taught in the depth required as well as 5 hours of Mathematics and Science.

It is anticipated that around 35% of each cohort at will complete the EBACC qualification and the vast majority of the year group will study either History or Geography.


Every student at The Ruth Gorse Academy selects an extra-curricular activity to participate in after school every Thursday. These sessions are planned and run to ensure that the curriculum is extended and other important skills for outside of the classroom are embedded. Year 11 engage in a wide range of curriculum intervention during extra-curricular.

A selection of the clubs on offer are: Cooking Club, Duke of Edinburgh, , Rowing club and STEM.

If you have any questions about the curriculum at The Ruth Gorse Academy, please contact the appropriate Head of Year, or contact us at info@ruthgorse.leeds.sch.uk.