Curriculum Overview

School Curriculum

“…..providing a range of experiences for all our students which will encourage them to develop their full potential and equip them to become lifelong learners.”

An Overview of the Mark Rutherford School Curriculum

Mark Rutherford School operates over a two-week cycle (week A and week B) from Monday to Friday, with 5 compulsory periods per day, each lasting 60 minutes. Each day starts with students attending a Tutor period as well as sessions of Academic Mentoring with their parents/carers on Tuesday mornings throughout the year. There is an option of a period 6 lesson each day to be used for retakes, interventions and other curriculum support lessons.

Students in all years are allocated to a House and Tutor group and are overseen by their Form Tutor and Head of House throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. Tutor groups are organised vertically and thus contain students from Years 7 to 11. Sixth Form students are dealt with in a similar way, being included in the House system while staying with their Form tutor for two years. Sixth Form students are overseen by the Director of Sixth Form and Heads of Years 12 and 13.

To read a full copy of the Mark Rutherford School Curriculum Policy please click here.

To view a copy of the Curriculum Booklet 2020-2022 please click here.

To view a copy of the Information for University Admissions Officers please click here.

For any enquires please contact the school for more information on 01234 290200 or email


Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
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