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Curriculum

Curriculum: Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) 

Students in Years 7 and 8 follow a broad curriculum which includes the following subjects.

English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, French or Spanish, Art, Drama, Music, IT, Religion, PE, Technology and PHSE/Values.

Some students in Year 7 and 8 may be provided with additional support and will benefit from catch up literacy and numeracy lessons.

Where students are grouped according to their ability it is done so that appropriate work can be set for each individual. There is a regular and frequent review of each students set and where teachers feel that a change would benefit a student, parents will be informed.

Students in Year 9 continue to follow a broad curriculum in which the following subjects are taught to ALL students:  English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, French or Spanish, ICT, Religion, PE, Technology and PHSE/Values.

  • At the end of Year 8 students are able to choose to study a combination of two from three creative arts subjects which include Art, Drama and Music throughout Year 9.  The intention is to allow students to develop their knowledge and skills, therefore, preparing them for their GCSEs should they choose these subjects through the option process.
  • Students in Year 9 will choose their GCSE options after in January.

If you require any further information regarding the curriculum offer, please contact Mr S Hall, Vice Principal.

Subject Qualification
Art GCSE
Business GCSE
Child Development CACHE
ICT:  Computer Science GCSE
ICT:  iMedia Cambridge National
Languages:  French GCSE
Languages:  Spanish GCSE
Performing Arts:  Drama GCSE
Performing Arts:  Music GCSE
Philosophy & Ethics GCSE
Psychology GCSE
Sociology GCSE
Sport BTEC Award Level 2
Technology:  Construction BTEC Award Level 2
Technology:  Engineering BTEC Award Level 2
Technology:  Food & Nutrition GCSE

 

 

Curriculum: Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) 

All students continue to study a broad range of subjects to the end of Year 11 which includes the following core subjects for ALL students.  English, Mathematics, Science, PHSE/Values and PE.

  • GCSE qualifications will continue to be taught in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.
  • We offer combined Science double award GCSE qualification and triple Science, both of which include Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  All students will work towards the double Science award throughout Year 9, 10 and 11 with a small proportion of students completing additional units to work towards the triple Science qualifications in Year 11.
  • Students will choose at least 1 additional EBacc subject through the options process from Geography, History and French/Spanish.  Students wishing to study more than one of these EBacc subjects are free to do so through the option blocks and in some cases are encouraged to do so.
  • Where subjects cannot be offered within option blocks due to a low student take up we will offer a “twilight” GCSE where appropriate.
  • All students in year 10 from September 2019 will study towards a vocational qualification in iMedia (CACHE) to ensure students have an IT qualification as they move into the next stage of their education, employment or training.
  • Students will also have 1 hour per week of PHSE/Values and core PE throughout Key Stage 4.
  • All students will work towards a minimum of 9 GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.

If you require any further information regarding the curriculum offer, please contact Mr S Hall, Vice Principal.

The Sixth Form: Key stage 5

Please visit our Sixth Form tab for further details.