Curriculum

The school curriculum gives a balanced and broadly based education which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. Throughout the school there is regular assessment, and parents are provided with interim review and a yearly written report. All students are given academic targets and all are encouraged to exceed them.

YEARS 7 – 9 (KEY STAGE 3) YEARS 10 – 11 (KEY STAGE 4)

Every student will follow the programmes of study set out under the terms of the National Curriculum (2014). The subjects studied are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art
  • Citizenship 
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Languages (French and Spanish)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • PSHE (including Sex & Relationships)
  • Religious Studies (Parents may arrange to have their child withdrawn from religious Studies with agreement from the Headteacher)

On entry, students are placed in ability bands based on their KS2 scores and primary progress. These bands are regularly reviewed and changes are made as our students progress.

YEARS 10 – 11 (KEY STAGE 4)

Compulsory subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Citizenship
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies

Students can also select from a wide range of option studies including:

  • Art
  • Applied Curriculum
  • Business Studies
  • Catering
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theatre Arts (GCSE & BTEC)
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Product Design
  • PSHE (including Sex & Relationships)
  • Sociology
  • Textiles
  • Travel & Tourism