Key Stage 3 - Years 7 to 9
On entry to the school all students study the core National Curriculum subjects of English, maths; science; history; geography; RE; drama; music; art; computing (ICT); Modern Foreign Languages; technology and Physical Education (PE). All students study 2 modern foreign languages, French and German, apart from the SEND groups who study one and receive additional Learning Support.
Some students in Year 8 are given the opportunity to study Latin, which can be carried on as an extra-curricular club in Year 10.
Year 7 and Year 8 students receive 1 hour of PSHCE lessons per fortnight.
In the Spring term of Year 9 students make their Option choices for KS4 (Years 10 & 11) and commence these courses in the summer term.
Key Stage 4 - Years 10 & 11
In Key Stage 4 of the National Curriculum, students will follow courses leading to GCSE or equivalent qualifications. All students must study the statutory subjects: English, maths, science, computing, P.E and R.E. In addition, we offer a broad range of subjects to compliment these core subjects. We offer a personalised programme of learning, which allows students to vary the number and type of qualifications that they take. Some students will follow a traditional pathway leading to all GCSE qualifications, whilst others will be guided to opt for some vocational qualifications, such as the BTEC courses, alongside GCSEs.
The majority of students will study a Modern Foreign Language and a humanity subject to GCSE level, which allows many students to successfully complete the English Baccalaureate.
At KS4, the students are taught in groups based on their academic potential for the core subjects, humanities and languages. The option groups comprise of mixed ability classes.