Each year group has its own timetable and variety of courses on offer. These are very similar in Key Stage 3 but vary, due to greater choice of option, in Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.
Students in Year 8 and 11 are required to make important choices about their course of study for Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. The process for supporting students to make these choices is detailed in the booklets below.
Please use the links below to download information about the curriculum on offer in each year group.
We offer a broad and varied curriculum that changes as students move through the year groups and key stages. Our curriculum is based around the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3 with time allocated to additional subjects such as Dance and Drama. We have developed our own system to assess our students progress based upon the new GCSE grades. This has been developed in partnership with the other secondary schools within the GEP. It measures student progress from Year 7 to Year 11.
In Year 7 students study a core of Maths, English, Science, Religious Education, History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Drama, Dance, Music, Art, Textiles, PE, Information and Communication Technology, Personal, Social, and Health Education.
In Year 8 students study a core of Maths, English, Science, Religious Education, History, Geography, a Modern Foreign Language, Design and Technology, Food Technology, Drama, Music, Art, Textiles, PE, Information and Communication Technology, Personal, Social, and Health Education.
In Year 8 and 11 we take great care to provide a thorough programme of advice and guidance to help students and their parents decide upon the course of study they wish to pursue in the next key stage.
At Key Stage 4 students follow a core of Maths, English, Science, Religious Education, PE, PSE and ICT. They then construct a more personal curriculum from the range of options available from traditional GCSE subjects, vocational qualifications, and support options for English and Mathematics.
We expect most of our students to study a Modern Foreign Language at GCSE Level, and students can study English Baccalaureate subjects from French, German, Spanish, Computer Science, History, and Geography.
We divide the year group into two populations for pastoral and timetabling purposes. Within the population, students are set for Maths, English and Science at different points in the key stages.
At Key Stage 5 students can choose from a range of over 40 A Level and BTEC qualifications. Most will opt to study four in Year 12 and concentrate on three in Year 13.
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