Academic

Curriculum Overview

During Key Stage 3 all pupils study: English, Mathematics, Science, RE, PE, PSHE, Geography, History, French, Spanish, Art, Music, ICT, Design & Technology (Resistant materials and Graphics) and Food Preparation 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, separate Sciences, one Modern Foreign Language, RE, PE, PSHE.

In addition students choose three option subjects from the list below:
Art, Business Studies, Drama, DT: Resistant Materials, DT: Graphical Products, Food, Preparation & Nutrition, Geography, Geology, History, ICT, Music, Physical Education and a second Modern Foreign Language. RE is available as an optional GCSE.

Sixth Form
All students are required to study a minimum of 3 A level subjects and for the vast majority this will be the standard academic programme. However, a 4 A Level programme would be considered in some cases.

A Levels in some subjects are taught and examined at full A Level standard with all examinations being taken at the end of the two-year course in Year 13. Students who drop one of these subjects at the end of Year 12 will be able to take an AS exam as a stand-alone qualification, if they wish, but not until the end of Year 13. Marks received for an AS exam will not contribute towards the A Level grade. In other subjects there is still an AS exam at the end of Year 12 which counts towards the final A2.

The following subjects are generally available at A Level:
Art, Biology, Chemistry, Business, Computer Science, Design & Technology  Product Design, English (Literature, or Language & Literature), Economics, French, Geography, Government & Politics, History, Mathematics (Decision, Mechanics, Statistics and Further), Media Studies, Music, Music Technology, Theatre Studies, Physical Education, Philosophy & Ethics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish.

Extended Project Qualification

For curriculum details please go to the subject pages