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The Curriculum at George Abbot School is designed to enable our students to experience a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum that offers continuity and coherence whilst achieving high standards.

Structure

Students have access to a comprehensive and varied range of subjects including many exciting opportunities within the specialisms of visual arts and modern foreign languages. 

 

The curriculum is organised through a faculty and departmental structure alongside a pastoral system based around year groups Year 7-Year 13. The Faculty and Departmental framework is as follows:


Communication


English Language & English Literature
French/German/Spanish
Latin
Media Studies



Humanities & Social Science


Business Studies & Economics
Computer Science & ICT
Geography
Government & Politics
History
Law
Psychology
Religious Education
Sociology
NB. Humanities & Social Science incorporates: Critical Thinking & EPQ



Mathematics


Maths / Further Maths
Numeracy AC
Statistics



Science


Biology
Chemistry

Food Technology & Child Development
Physics



Arts & technology


Art & Textiles
Design & Technology
Drama & Dance
Graphics
Music
P.E.
Photography


In addition to the five faculty areas above, the following are offered as part of the curriculum:


Learning Support

PSE/Citizenship

Vocational and other flexible external courses



progression


All students follow a similar, broad based curriculum in Year 7 and 8. In Year 7, there are opportunities for selected students to be placed in a smaller nurture group for specific support in some subjects. The GCSE curriculum begins in Year 9.
 
To support this process, during Year 8, staff, parents and students are engaged in agreeing the best course of study to be followed in Years 9, 10 and 11. A booklet containing full information about the courses available in Year 9, 10 and 11 is provided as a part of the 'Choices' programme.
 
Careers education operates throughout a student's secondary school life but advice from the careers staff is particularly important at this time.



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