Curriculum

Years 7, 8 and 9

Students in Years 7 to 9 follow a broad curriculum which over the three years covers: English, Mathematics, Science, Design & Technology, French, German, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Art, Music, Information Communication Technology, Physical Education, Dance, Drama, STEM, Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education and Citizenship.

Years 10 and 11

All students follow GCSE courses in: English, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry Biology, and Religious Studies. Students choose either three or four additional GCSE subjects from: Art & Design, Dance, Design and Technology (Food, Graphics & Textiles), Drama, Geography, History, ICT, Music, Physical Education , French, German. In addition there is a general programme involving Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education and Citizenship, including Work Related Learning and Enterprise Education.

Key Stage 5

A wide range of Advanced Level subjects are available in the Sixth Form. Sixth Form students choose at least four subjects from the following:

Art and Design, Biology, Human Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dance, Design & Technology: Food Technology, Textiles Design, Product Design 3D, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, French, Geography, German, Information Communications Technology, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Philosophy & Ethics, Sociology and Theatre Studies.

Further details are published in the Sixth Form Prospectus.

Independent Study

Independent Study makes an important contribution to a student’s learning. To ensure that maximum benefit is gained from the setting of independent study, there needs to be a partnership between the student, the teaching staff and parents.

Students have a planner in which to record their study tasks. Tutors will regularly check the planners and we ask parents to do the same and sign when they are happy that the work set has been completed satisfactorily.

The time spent on independent study will vary at different times of the year and in different subjects across all year groups.

Collective Worship

The school holds daily assemblies, which students attend. This is an important part of the daily life of the school. Anyone not able to attend on religious grounds should write to the Headteacher.