Years 7 and 8
The curriculum that your child will follow in Years 7 & 8 is one that is designed to provide a firm base for continued success at GCSE and beyond. It is also a curriculum that recognises that not every child is the same. Our key stage 3 curriculum bridges the gap between primary and secondary school through a focus on developing core skills plus wider knowledge and understanding. We follow the National Curriculum for KS3.
Students study English, maths, science, humanities, French and Spanish, music, drama, art, DT (food, resistant materials, graphics and health ed), IT, PE and MidBac.
Citizenship is taught through specific days across the year.
Students who require additional support in literacy receive extra support.
Most subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.
In Maths, students are taught in mixed ability groups, with extra provision for the highest and lowest attainers.
Students study English, maths, science, RE, history, geography, French and Spanish, music, drama, art, DT (food, resistant materials, graphics and health ed), IT and PE.
Students in Yr 8 who still require additional support are identified and receive extra support.
In English, science, languages and PE, students are taught in ability sets across a half year; students may move between sets during the course of a year. In maths, students are taught in mixed ability groups, with extra provision for the highest and lowest attainers.
In languages in Year 8, students continue with French or Spanish.
Years 9, 10 and 11
The key stage 4 curriculum meets the needs of our students by incorporating the opportunity for both academic and vocational study. We aim to give each student the chance to succeed by offering an appropriate range of qualifications including options that enable study towards the English Baccalaureate.
At the core of our curriculum is a belief that the English Baccalaureate (English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and a language) provides the best range of experiences for the vast majority of learners, and that achieving well in these subjects will enable them to access more skilled employment and the Sixth Form College.
The majority of students also take an Art and a Technology subject, though under these umbrellas sits an expansive list of qualifications to suit each individual, some with a strong vocational element.
More able students can also take separate courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, whilst there are other options available to students who need additional support with Maths, English and work related learning.