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How many hours per subject in secondary?

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RedAndYellowPeppers Wed 08-Mar-17 17:11:45

Question raised by reading another thread and how school are reducing the number of ahours allocated per subjects (due to funding)

How many hours are children supposed to get for each subject? Is there a minimum number or a number of hours that is seen as ideal?

Getting worried about my own dcs, who are in Y7 and Y8 and whether the school will be able to/is coping....

Trb17 Wed 08-Mar-17 17:26:10

Don't know if it's the same for all schools but DD's list theirs as follows for Y7:

Lesson per fortnight (hours):

Eng7
Maths 8
Sci 6
RE 4
PE 4
Geog 4
Hist 4
Fre 4
Cp 2
Tech 2
Lit 2
Art 2
Mu 1

RedAndYellowPeppers Wed 08-Mar-17 17:30:23

Thanks that's a really nice starting point.
I'll have a look at what the dcs are doing from their timetable.

RedAndYellowPeppers Wed 08-Mar-17 17:39:03

Hmm...
So we have
French. 5
Science 5
Maths 7
English 7
History 3
Geography 2

That's quite a discrepency in some subjects....

TeenAndTween Wed 08-Mar-17 19:13:28

DD2, y7. 50 hour long lessons per fortnight:
Maths 6
English 6
Science 5
French 5
History 4
Geography 4
RE 3
Comp Sci 2
Drama 2
Art 2
Music 2
Tech 4
PE 4
+1 somewhere that I've miscounted

TeenAndTween Wed 08-Mar-17 19:16:57

In y10 & y11, DD had 25hrs/fortnight on 'core' subjects, and 5x5hrs per fortnight on options. Science had 5hrs in core and 5 from options if you did double science. Maths & English each had more than 5hrs / fortnight, increasing in y11 after RE was dropped.

They are unlikely to reduce hours on core subjects, if anything increase due to stronger demands. It will be subjects like tech, art etc that get squeezed.

RedAndYellowPeppers Wed 08-Mar-17 19:25:08

What about the talks about having 4 days week then? If they do, that's quite a lot of lessons that the children won't have....

TeenAndTween Wed 08-Mar-17 19:54:19

I think it's just scaremongering.

LoadingDishwasher Wed 08-Mar-17 21:18:05

Hmm, per week year 7
English 4
Maths 4
Science 3
History 1
Geography 1
Music 1
Art 1
Spanish 1
French 2
German 2
Then the rest is a mix of food tech, info tech, tech drawing, drama and stuff like that on a rotational basis

Buttercupsandaisies Wed 08-Mar-17 21:40:18

Ours have 4 X 1 hour per week of English maths RE and science each

Less on other subjects

RedAndYellowPeppers Thu 09-Mar-17 07:44:41

Bloody hell, the difference is scary TBH.
Especially in science, they don't seem to be doing a lot at my dcs school sad
It's one of favourite subjects too.

Traalaa Thu 09-Mar-17 08:35:39

DS's is a weekly timetable, lessons are 1 hour. In KS3 it's :-

English 4
Maths 4
Science 4
Spanish 2
Geography 1
History 1
RE 1
Art 1
Music 1
Drama 1
Computing 1
PE 2
Technology 2

It's a state comp. They stream for all of the more traditional core subjects from early in year 7.

golfbuggy Thu 09-Mar-17 10:13:22

DS's school is drastically cutting the hours for "non-academic" subjects next year (PE, Art, DT etc). They are keeping the academic subjects at current level though.

Heifer Thu 09-Mar-17 14:08:12

I remember someone asking similar last year so just found this old thread.

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/secondary/2726996-how-much-time-do-your-dc-students-spend-on-these-subjects

RedAndYellowPeppers Thu 09-Mar-17 21:45:52

Thanks Hweifer

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