Example timetables at Bedford Free School

Example timetables

Below are example timetables showing the way our curriculum is spread across the school day. Please note that these timetables are examples and do not necessarily reflect the options that will be available for your child.

Kwasi's Timetable - Year 7


 

Week 1

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

1

Maths

French

Science

English

Maths

2

French

Science

Maths

French

Tech

3

English

Humanities

Art

Humanities

Science

4

Health & Wellbeing

English

Tech

Drama

Humanities

5

PE

Health & Wellbeing

ARTS

Music

PE

6

PE

Global Communities

Electives

Electives

PE

 

Week 2

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

1

Maths

English

Maths

Science

Maths

2

French

Humanities

English

French

English

3

Tech

Tech

Art

Humanities

Tech

4

Science

French

Science

Drama

Tech

5

Humanities

PE

ARTS

Music

Health & Wellbeing

6

Global Communities

PE

Electives

Electives

Global Communities


School life for Kwasi…

“I’ve really come on since coming to Bedford Free School. I enjoyed my time at middle school, and was a bit nervous of moving, but I’m really glad I did. It’s a small school, so I’ve made lots of new friends in the different year groups, especially as our Electives groups have a mixture of people from all over the school in them. This term I’m doing public speaking and drama club for these. We’re also running a campaign about a local issue in our Global Communities group – it’s much more fun doing something about things we care about rather than just reading about them in a lesson. I’m really learning how to make a difference myself rather than leaving it to others.

Another big difference here to my middle school are the facilities and courses for Technology. We’ve covered lots of different types of subjects, like resistant materials and electronics, but my favourite has been the computing and robotics course. I’d never have thought I’d enjoy learning about programming Lego robots, but it’s been great fun!

The final big difference here is my teachers. I’ve got to know them really well as they get to work with us in lots of different lessons – for instance, my English teacher takes us for public speaking and Arts sessions. I feel like they understand me properly, so can guide me in my learning better. I’m glad I’ll be here for five years and not have to change schools again as that way they’ll be able to advise me properly on what GCSEs to take and I think I’ll do better as a result.”

Jasmine's Timetable - Year 9


 

Week 1

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

1

Science

English

Art

Tech

Intervention

2

Maths

Intervention

Maths

Intervention

Drama

3

Humanities

Science

English

Music

Tech

4

Tech

Science

Humanities

Maths

English

5

Health & Wellbeing

PE

ARTS

Health & Wellbeing

Humanities

6

Global Communities

PE

Electives

Electives

Global Communities

 

Week 2

 

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

1

English

Humanities

Art

Humanities

Science

2

Maths

Tech

Tech

Tech

Drama

3

Intervention

English

English

Music

Maths

4

Humanities

Maths

Intervention

Science

Intervention

5

PE

Science

ARTS

Health & Wellbeing

PE

6

PE

Global Communities

Electives

Electives

PE


School life for Jasmine…

“The first thing I noticed about Bedford Free School was the teachers. They put so much effort into everything they do – getting to know us, the lessons we have, and all the different clubs and activities that are on offer too.

I get into school for 8am, so my dad can drop me off on his way to work, and I have breakfast there. It’s a chance to catch up with friends before the day starts. I also stay back after school until 6pm so my dad can pick me up on his way home. This means I can get most of my homework done in school, and if I need any help there are staff around to help me.

I do extra lessons on my numeracy and literacy – I always struggled with this a bit at middle school, but now I have more time to work on it in smaller groups. It has made so much difference. I never thought I’d be any good at maths, but I’ve got the hang of my mental arithmetic now and my confidence has grown so much. I reckon I’ll pass my GCSE maths now, which I’d never have thought before. And I’m looking forward to starting French when I’ve got up to my level 5 – it’s been helpful having more time to focus on the basics this year.

Next year I’ll start GCSEs, and I’m looking forward to choosing my options soon. Even though we’re a small school, there are lots of subjects to choose from – I think I’ll study History, French and Art.”

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