Our Subjects

Art C4L (Curriculum for Life) Computing Design Technology Drama English Geography
History Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages Music Physical Education Religious Education Science

Our curriculum is designed to enable all pupils to experience high-quality learning and to grow into unique and knowledgeable young adults, with opportunities to develop as thoughtful, caring, serving members of both our school and the wider community. Our ethos aims to equip them with sound moral values, ready to play their part in making our future better. We aim to give all pupils a broad and balanced education and equality of access to opportunities. We believe in a rich offer across all subjects in KS3 to provide a wide range of knowledge and experiences. It is important to us that all pupils have a strong foundation in a broad range of subjects including the Humanities, Languages, Arts and practical subjects whether or not they pursue these to examinations. We also believe that a strong Curriculum for Life is essential to develop the skills, values and understanding to make informed choices throughout life.

In KS4, we want all pupils to have access to a solid academic core and the ability to shape their curriculum to respond to their interests and aptitudes. Given the ability profile of a high proportion of our pupils, we consider it paramount that we give access to a broad range of post-16 choices including a diverse range of A levels.


Each subject page will show you what is studied during the 5 years pupils are with us, along with staffing, specifications and any external resources used.

If you wish to learn more about a particular subject, please contact the school and ask for the Head of Department. You can find the list of staff for each department on their subject page or on our Who's Who page.

The following table illustrates our current curriculum model sharing the number of periods allocated to each year group/subject over the two-week cycle. We operate a two-week timetable - 30 periods each week - 60-period cycle.

 

  

Year Group

Subject

7

9

10 

11 

Art

2

2

2

  

  

Computing 

2

2

  

  

C4L

2

2

2

2

Drama

2

2

  

  

English

8

8

8

10 

Geography 

4

4

4

  

  

History

4

4

4

  

  

Maths

8

7

8

10 

8

MFL

6

6

6

  

  

Music

2

2

2

  

  

PE

4

4

4

4

4

RE

6  

6  

6  

6  

Science  

6  

6   

12  

12  

Technology  

4  

4  

4  

  

  

Option P  

  

  

  

6  

Option Q  

  

  

  

6  

6  

Option R 

  

  

  

6  

6  

Total  

60  

60  

60  

60  

60  

 

The aim of our Curriculum at Key Stage 4 is to provide a broad and balanced range of subjects that suit a range of learners, enabling them to follow their own interests and talents. We aim to provide courses that they will enjoy and allow progression locally in post 16 provision. 

With this in mind, we currently offer the following courses as part of our Options programme. 

KS4 Courses   

Course  

Award  

Exam Board  

Ancient History  

GCSE  

OCR  

Art  

GCSE  

AQA  

Childcare  

CNAT  

OCR  

Computing  

GCSE  

OCR  

Construction  

TECHNICAL AWARD  

EDUQAS  

Dance  

GCSE  

AQA  

Drama  

GCSE  

AQA  

Engineering  

TECHNICAL AWARD  

EDUQAS  

Food & Nutrition  

GCSE  

AQA  

French  

GCSE  

AQA  

Geography  

GCSE  

AQA  

History  

GCSE  

AQA  

Information & Digital Technology  

 TECHNICAL AWARD  

PEARSON  

Music  

GCSE  

EDUQAS  

PE  

GCSE  

OCR  

Photography  

GCSE  

AQA  

Spanish  

GCSE  

AQA  

Sports Studies/Sports Science  

CNAT  

OCR  

Design Technology  

GCSE  

AQA  

 

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