Curriculum Overview

Teaching across KS3 and GCSE ensures that a breadth and balance of subjects are studied to guarantee that courses are constructed to suit the aspirations, abilities and interests of our students. This focus on choice and flexibility is continued in our Sixth Form provision. 

All students are baseline tested to assess potential and examinations and assessments are undertaken to measure attainment and progress in line with this data. The curriculum is delivered through a ten day timetable, in 55 minute lessons, which allows all subjects a variety of learning slots dispersed across the two week cycle.

PSHE is delivered as a core part of the curriculum across all Key Stages and supplemented, as appropriate, with Careers Guidance which culminates in substantial support for the preparation of University Admissions (UCAS) documentation in the Sixth Form.

 

KEY STAGE 3

Subjects taught: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Science in Years 7&8), Computer Science, Design Technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, PE (including Dance), Physics and Spanish.

GCSE

Most students study nine GCSEs of which only three are compulsory, Maths, English Language and English Literature. All students are required to take at least one science.

Subjects available: Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design Technology, Drama, English (Language and Literature), Fashion & Textiles, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, PE, Physics and Spanish.
 

SIXTH FORM

In the Sixth Form students have the option of following the International Baccalaureate or A Level as a progression to University.  

 

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

This is a balanced programme of education, with final examinations that prepares students for the challenges of university whilst also providing them with the skills and knowledge that make them more attractive to prospective employers. The programme is taught over two years and has the recognition and respect of the UK’s and world’s leading universities.

Subjects: Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Chinese*, Economics, English, Environmental Systems and Societies, French, Geography, German*, History, Japanese*, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Psychology, Russian*, Spanish and Visual Art.

*Native speakers only

 

A-LEVELS

Subjects: Art, Biology, Business Studies, Design Technology, Chemistry, English, Fashion & Textiles, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, and Theatre Studies.