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, Geography, Geology, History, ICT, Music, Physical Education, a second Modern Foreign Language, DT:Resistant Materials, DT: Graphical Products, and Food, Preparation and Nutrition.

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 and Literature), Economics, French, Geography, Government and Politics, History, Mathematics (Decision, Mechanics, Statistics and Further), Media Studies, Music, Music Technology, Theatre Studies, Physical Education, Philosophy and Ethics, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish.

Extended Project Qualification

For curriculum details please go to the subject pages