Curriculum – Years 7-9
In Years 7 – 9, the students’ timetable includes the following subjects Art, Drama, English, Geography, Graphics, History, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Science, Spanish, Physical Education and Well Being.
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 and Science. At KS4, we offer GCSE English Language and English Literature.
Students also choose from a range of subjects: GCSE Art & Design, Business Studies, Geography, Graphics, History, Photography, Spanish, as well as BTEC Performing Arts and Travel & Tourism, and/or an ITQ (information Technology Qualification).
All students continue to have lessons in Physical Education and Games, and PHSE which includes a Careers programme and a work experience week.
Where appropriate, Functional Skills Maths and/or English can be taught as an alternative to a GCSE programme. Functional Skills are taught across all levels – Entry 1 – Level 2. Level 2 Functional Skills is universally recognised as an ‘alternative qualification to GCSE’ enabling pupils to progress to college or on to an apprenticeship.
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.