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Curriculum

What we teach

Curriculum

No two students are the same.

That’s why we believe in offering a wide-ranging curriculum that helps us bring out the best in everyone.

 Through providing this choice, we can make sure that all students have the opportunity to study subjects that are suited to their own interests and abilities.

 

 

Years 7, 8 and 9

Students follow the national curriculum, comprising the subjects of English, Maths, Science, Social Ethics (Religion & Society), Physical Education, Computing, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Citizenship and Personal Development. 

For more information see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-secondary-curriculum

Click here for a detailed account of the school curriculum for each subject

Years 10 and 11

All students follow GCSE courses in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Double Award Science.

 

Students also follow non examination classes in Social ethics (Religion and Society), Personal Development/PSHE (Personal, Health and Social Education),  Careers, Physical Education.

Students may also currently opt to study subjects from the following list of GCSE or BTEC courses:

 

  • Separate Sciences - Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German (until 2017)
  • Mandarin
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Dance
  • Design Technology/Food
  • Design Technology/Graphics
  • Design Technology/Resistant Materials
  • Design Technology/Product Design
  • Computing
  • Sport

If you wish to know more about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact Vice Principal, Mr Dallimore.

Supporting all students to succeed

Curriculum - Science

We want to provide a broad and balanced education to all of our students, whatever their ability, so that they can be fully prepared for life after school.

Students are grouped by ability in Maths, Science and Computing from the start of Year 7. Ability groupings for English and Languages are introduced in later years. Groups are regularly revised and changed are made at frequent intervals, depending on the progress students are making.

Gifted and talented students are offered a personalised programme which challenges them to achieve their personal best.

Students with additional educational needs are supported in a variety of ways, through in-class support, one-to-one sessions or by guidance towards suitable options at Key Stage 4.