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GCSE - how many time slots / time

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SAHDthatsall Sun 24-Apr-16 19:47:06

Quick question re GCSEs if someone could help.

How much time is allocated per week for lessons in each subject assuming taking typical number of 10? Trying to find an average amount of allotted time for Physics and Maths GCSE in particular?

Long story why, but thanks for any help!

TeenAndTween Sun 24-Apr-16 20:23:46

DD's school (good performing 'leafy' comp in all-comp county):

5hrs / fortnight for 'options' subjects, 5 options in all so 25hrs / fortnight

25hrs / fortnight for 'core' subjects: Maths, English, ICT, RE y10 only, PE, Core science.

Core science got I think 5hrs, so double science got 10hrs/fortnight, and slow triple got 15hrs.

Per fortnight PE was 2 hrs, ICT and RE 2 or 3 each I think. Maths & English 6 each per fortnight. Once RE dropped end y10, maths and English gained 1 each.

titchy Sun 24-Apr-16 22:33:24

Too many hours there tween! If science gets 10, maths and English 12 and PE the statutory 2, that's only 1 hour left for RE and IT!

Ours get (fortnightly):
6 English, 6 maths, 12 double science (or triple for top set), 2 PE, 3 RE, 1 PSHCE. Then 5 for each option- 4 options in total.

titchy Sun 24-Apr-16 22:34:44

So for your specific subjects, 3 a week for maths and 2 a week physics.

colander1 Sun 24-Apr-16 22:39:16

About 4 hrs a fortnight for physics dd1 tells me and 7 a fortnight for maths.

urbanfox1337 Sun 24-Apr-16 23:27:00

English and Maths 6.66 hours per fortnight each
Triple Science 10 hours per fortnight
4 options @ 5 hours per fortnight each
Latin 3.5 hours per fortnight (extra to normal timetable)

TeenAndTween Mon 25-Apr-16 07:53:12

titchy Sorry I wasn't clear. Core (single) science was 5. You upgraded it to double using one option (another 5).

English 6, Maths 6, Single Science 5, PE 2, RE 3, ICT 3
Options 5,5,5,5,5

Total 50

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Mon 25-Apr-16 07:54:28

9 hours a fortnight Maths here. Not sure re: Physics, but most Options are 5 a fortnight

titchy Mon 25-Apr-16 08:08:04

Ah right sorry misunderstood tween! Seems to be consensus all round then (and everyone also seems to have a two week timetable!).

SAHDthatsall Mon 25-Apr-16 08:26:29

Many thanks that really helps.

ShanghaiDiva Mon 25-Apr-16 08:59:40

50 minute lesson - 3 per week for Physics and 3 per week for Maths
DS is taking all 3 sciences as separate sciences if that's relevant

Balletgirlmum Mon 25-Apr-16 09:43:09

Dds school 9 GCSE's taken rescued academic timetable as specialises in performing arts (45 min lessons)
English - 5
Maths 4
Double science 6
Each option 4

Balletgirlmum Mon 25-Apr-16 09:44:25

Triple science can now be taken as one of the options.

Balletgirlmum Mon 25-Apr-16 09:46:37

Putting it into hours would be

English - 3.75
Maths - 3
Double Science - 4.5

catslife Mon 25-Apr-16 09:46:47

I was going to say something different:
Maths/English 6 hours a fortnight.
Other Options 4 hours a fortnight
Double Science counts as 2 options so 8 hours a fortnight timetabled as Science.
Triple Science counts as 3 options so 12 hours a fortnight timetabled as 4 hours Physics, 4 hours Chemistry and 4 hours Biology.

Balletgirlmum Mon 25-Apr-16 09:51:47

Wow that's even less than dd's school. Only 2 hours per week for each option!

titchy Mon 25-Apr-16 09:58:59

How is 2 hours a week less than 4 hours a fortnight? confused

Balletgirlmum Mon 25-Apr-16 10:03:39

Cat life's school has 4 hours per fortnight for each option group (2hrs per week)

Dds school has 3 hrs per week each option.

Balletgirlmum Mon 25-Apr-16 10:07:42

I can't find the timetable for Ds's school as he's only in year 7 but it's lots more than dd gets c

starfish4 Mon 25-Apr-16 10:20:01

DD is taking 11 GCSEs so:

Maths 4 lessons x 50 mins each
Science - she's doing triple science and has 5 lessons x 50 mins a week, the physics element will be 1/3rd of this.

The last lesson of the day is 60 mins, but not sure which ones these are: Overall she has:

2 PE lessons, 4 English, 4 maths, 5 science, and 3 lessons for each of her chosen GCSEs.

catslife Mon 25-Apr-16 13:37:44

BalletgirlI thought the point of this thread was to list the number of time slots each week/fortnight, not to discuss which was better. Obviously the OP is unhappy about the timetable for her dc, but doesn't really give any details. I hope she looks again at this thread and realises that not all schools are the same.

Balletgirlmum Mon 25-Apr-16 14:01:39

I havnt given any opinion I what is better or not. I just tried to look up on my two childrens websites (both schools offer 9 GCSE's) how many sessions they get.

The info for Dds school was easily obtainable but not for ds. They attend very different types of school so I was hopeful by it would give both ends of the spectrum.

TeenAndTween Mon 25-Apr-16 14:17:50

I wonder whether it makes a difference between 2 and 3 year GCSE course?

I could imagine a 3 year course could give a bit more time per week to English and Maths, and a bit less to options? (DD's school is 2 year at the moment).

Balletgirlmum Mon 25-Apr-16 14:23:14

That's a good point. Both dd & ds's school run 2 year GCSE's except Dds school started science in year 9

EllenJanethickerknickers Mon 25-Apr-16 17:32:04

5 hours per fortnight for options, 6 hours per fortnight for maths and English, 9 hours per fortnight for double science, 2 hours for RE. Not sure for PE.

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