Curriculum – Years 7-9
In Years 7 – 9, the students’ timetable includes the following subjects Art, Design Technology, Drama, English, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Religious Studies, Science, Spanish, Textiles and Physical Education.
Games are taught throughout Key Stage 3. In Games, students are set into groups of equal ability for each sport. Winter sports are cross country, kayaking, football and netball. Summer sports are: athletics, cricket, tennis and rounders. Teams turn out throughout the year on weekends and midweek in inter-school matches. In PE lessons, classes are mixed ability and activities such as basketball, badminton, gymnastics and health-related fitness are taught in order to provide a wider diversity of opportunities for students. Students have weekly swimming lessons throughout the year
In addition to their studies, students have a structured PHSE programme throughout the year.
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Curriculum – Years 10-11
At KS4 students study a number of GCSEs suitable to their academic ability and personal inclination. They are encouraged to keep their choices as balanced and broad as possible. The school offers the facility to study for nine subjects. The compulsory subjects are; Mathematics, English, Science and Additional Science.
Students also choose between the following pairs of subject options for September 2017; Spanish or BTEC Travel and Tourism Level 2, Art or ICTQ Level 2 Certificate, History or Design and Technology (Graphic Products) and Business Studies or Photography.
It is possible to follow GCSE Geography or a short course in GCSE in PE in addition to the above depending on students’ option choices and numbers per course each year.
All students continue to have lessons in Physical Education and Games, and PHSE which includes a Careers programme and a work experience week.
Occasionally there are students for whom the curriculum needs to be more bespoke. When such a situation occurs, the school will discuss with subject staff and offer the student and parents the opportunity to follow a different curriculum programme.
The final programme for each student will, therefore, be determined by the curriculum structure (distributed on Options Evening) and will be made in consultation with subject teachers, the student’s tutor and the Senior Leadership Team.