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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



Visual Arts & Performing 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 pattern in Years 7, 8 and 9 with opportunities for early experience of GCSE courses and transition support for a small group in Year 7.

 

During Year 8, staff, parents and students are engaged in agreeing the best course of study to be followed in Years 10 and 11. A booklet containing full information about the courses available in Year 10 and Year 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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