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 & 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, PE and PSHE.
In addition students choose three option subjects from the list below:
Art, Business, Computer Science, Drama, DT: Resistant Materials, DT: Graphical Products, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Geography, Geology, History, Media, Music, Physical Education, RE and Philosophy, and a second Modern Foreign Language.
All students are required to study a minimum of three A Level subjects and for the vast majority this will be the standard academic programme. However, a four 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, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Design & Technology – Product Design, Drama, Economics, English (Literature, or Language & Literature), French, Geography, History, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Media Studies, Music Technology, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Poliyics, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish. The EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) is also available.
Click for the Curriculum Overviews Summary document, which details the programmes of study in each subject at TWGSB.
Note, as a school TWGSB does not stream students as they are all high ability.