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Our Year 7-11 Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Offer: 

All pupils in Years 7 to 9 study English (language and literature), Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Design and Technology, Computer Science, Geography, History, Expressive Arts (Art, Drama and Music), Physical Education, RPE (Religion, Philosophy and Ethics) and PSHE. Where a pupil is unable to access the full curriculum for reasons such as SEND or medical reasons, a personalised curriculum is devised that may not include all the above subjects. Full details of what is taught to each year in each subject is available on the left of this page. 

Key Stage 4 Offer: 

All pupils study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Combined Sciences (unless taking Separate Sciences), and Physical Education. Religious & Philosophical Education, Citizenship, Careers education, Sex education, Work Related Learning and PSHE are all delivered through a mixture of cross curricular links and collapsed timetable conference days. 

All pupils in Key Stage 4 have the opportunity to study GCSE examinations (and other qualifications at an equivalent level) in a range of subjects. Pupils also have the opportunity to study additional GCSEs, for example Psychology, through our extra-curricular provision. The most able mathematicians may also be entered for further qualifications including GCSE Statistics.  Those pupils who wish to improve their mathematical skills may also access free tutoring outside of the school day.  Every pupil has access to a curriculum that is broad, balanced and provides a wide variety of choice for Post 16 Education. 

There is a strong and supportive pupil guidance process to assist pupils in making the best choices for courses to study in KS4. The school has a clear expectation that students should continue to study a Modern Foreign Language at KS4 unless there are exceptional reasons why that would not be appropriate; for a small number of KS4 students, additional literacy lessons are provided. Students opt for three subjects in addition to their MFL choice.

The school does not insist that every pupil chooses subjects to meet “EBacc” requirements, although a significant majority of students do this through their choices. The full details regarding the KS4 curriculum provision are set out per subject in the dropdown arrow on the left and in the two curriculum brochures. 

Our subjects 

Art & Design (GCSE) / Photography (GCSE)

Business Studies (GCSE)

Computer Science (GCSE)

Constructing the Built Environment (Level 1/2 Award)

Creative iMedia (Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate)

Drama (GCSE)

Economics (GCSE)

Engineering Design (Cambridge Nationals Level 1/2)

English Language (GCSE) and English Literature (GCSE)

French (GCSE)

Geography (GCSE)

German (GCSE)

Graphic Communication (GCSE)

Health and Social Care (BTEC)

History (GCSE)

Hospitality & Catering (Level 1/2 Award)

Mathematics (GCSE)

Music (GCSE)

Physical Education (Core)

Physical Education (GCSE) and Sport (BTEC)

PSHE  

Psychology (GCSE)

Religion, Philosophy and Ethics (GCSE)

Science (Combined) (GCSE)

Sciences (Separate) GCSE  

Spanish (GCSE)

Statistics (GCSE)