Curriculum

Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3 (Years 7&8) all students study the same subjects as required by the National Curriculum, in addition to Religious Studies, Computing is studied as a discrete subject in both years. 

Year 7 & 8

  • Students are taught in sets for English, maths and science.
  • Students are taught in banded mixed ability groups for the non-core subjects.
  • Design & Technology continue to be taught in smaller, mixed ability, but banded, groups. 

Subject

Year 7 Periods

Year 8 Periods

% KS3 Time

English4416
Maths4416
MFL228
Science3312
Design & Tech118
PE228
History228
Geography228
Music114
Art114
Drama114
Computing114
Religious Studies114
Total2525100

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education  

The curriculum contribute to students’ behaviour and welfare including their physical, mental and personal well being, safety and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through cross curricular themes within the curriculum. This is monitored through a curriculum audit and supplemented with a SMSC programme in tutor time 4 days per week. 

In addition topics such as Sex and Relationship Education and aspects of Citizenship are provided for through drop down activities.  

Key Stage 4

  • During KS4 (Years9, 10 & 11) all students follow English, Maths, Science.
  • Religious Studies/Citizenship and Core PE are followed as non-examined subjects.
  • All students then choose a subject in each of three option blocks. 

Subject

Year 9 Periods

Year 10 Periods

Year 11 Periods

Science555
English555
Maths444
PE111
Creative iMedia110
Option Periods (Number of Subjects Studied)9(3)9(3)10(4)
Total Periods252525

Ebacc Subjects Offered

Other Subject Offered

History
Geography
French
Spanish
Computer Science

Music (GCSE & BTEC)
PE (GCSE & BTEC and OCR National)
Drama
Graphic Products
Food and Nutrition
Technology
Art

Post-16 

  • Students entering for advanced level study will normally study 3 A levels or equivalent in Year 12
  • The minimum entry requirement for the advanced level course is 5 GCSE at grade 5/C or above.
  • Individual subjects may specify a GCSE grade above 5/C as an entry requirement to a course.
  • Private Study/Community Service/Work Placement completes a programme of study which exceeds the 540hrs guidelines for all students 

Year 12 Advanced level programme

Activity

Year 12 Periods

% Time

4 AS level subjects

12

48

Private study/community service/work placement

12

48

PSHCE

1

4

Year 13 Advanced level programme

Activity

Year 12 Periods

% Time

3 A level subjects

12

48

Private study/community service

12

48

PSHCE

1

4