TWGSB is a specialist Humanities school with a focus on History, English and Geography. That focus is reflected in the curriculum. Humanities status provides a mechanism for the development of new ideas to improve teaching and learning throughout the curriculum.
During Key Stage 3 all pupils study: English, Mathematics, Science, RE, PE, PSHE, Geography, History, French, Spanish, Art, Music, ICT, Design & Technology (Resistant materials, Graphics, Electronics and Food and Nutrition)
In Year 7 pupils study French but from the start of Year 8 they also study Spanish. Throughout the key stage Drama is taught by specialist staff within a carousel arrangement for English. The subjects taught within Design and Technology are different in each year group.
At Key Stage 4 all students follow a core curriculum of: English, Mathematics, one Modern Foreign Language, RE, PE, and PSHE. With regards to science, pupils can choose the Double Science Award which is the combined study of GCSE biology, chemistry and physics that results in two GCSEs or opt for the Triple Science Award which delivers three separate GCSEs.
In addition students choose three option subjects from the list below:
Art, Business Studies, Drama, Media Studies, Electronics, Geography, Geology, Graphics, History, ICT, Music, PE, Statistics and a second Modern Foreign Language.
In Year 12 students study four AS levels and General Studies. They also study PSHE and Games/Enrichment.
In Year 13 most students drop one of their AS level subjects but some continue with all four. Students may also decide to follow the Y.A.S.S. (Young Applicants in Schools and Colleges Scheme) course as preparation for university.
A levels offered vary from year to year depending on demand. The following subjects are usually offered:
Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computing, English (Literature or Language and Literature), Economics, Economics and Business, Electronics, French, Geography, Government and Politics, Graphics, History, ICT, Mathematics (Decision, Mechanics, Statistics and Further), Media Studies, Music, Music Technology, PE, Philosophy and Ethics, Photography, Physics, Product Design, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish and Theatre Studies.
Additional options are available for students to choose via collaborative arrangements with Skinners and Tunbridge Wells Girls Grammar School