Curriculum

Our School aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum in order to promote academic excellence, develop the potential of the individual and widen their opportunities for further education and employment.

Key Stage 3 | Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9

At Key Stage 3, students study a comprehensive range of subjects.

The National Curriculum core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) and the foundation subjects are taught together with Religious Education.

Key Stage 4 | Year 10 and Year 11

At Key Stage 4, students study the following compulsory GCSE subjects: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (either Double Award or Separate Sciences), Religious Education, and Core PE.

In addition to these core subjects they choose an additional three optional courses which must include at least one humanities subject or a language.  Students make this choice in the Spring term of Year 9 following the GCSE Option Evening where all the subjects open to the students are discussed and where both students and parents can talk to the subject teachers about what's involved in the courses. 

Some students are invited to join the Foundation Learning programme designed to improve their progression to suitable vocational courses or employment with training when they leave school at 16. Others have support lessons designed to improve their key skills and maximise their progress in GCSE subjects, especially English and Mathematics.
Please click here to read a guide to Curriculum Reform and changes to GCSE grading.

 

Curriculum by Subject

Please click on the appropriate link to  more information on the subjects we offer.

 

Key Stage 5 | Sixth Form | Year 12 and Year 13

For information on Key Stage 5, please see the Sixth Form Curriculum page.