Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9)

All subjects are timetabled as discrete lessons and are taught by specialist teachers.  Students are given the opportunity to achieve in a variety of disciplines and to acquire skills and knowledge which will provide the basis for future learning.  Students are taught in ability sets in English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, Religious Studies, French, Art, Music, Drama, PE, ICT, Food, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Graphics and Personal and Social Education.  In addition to these subjects in year 8 and 9, some students will have the opportunity to study Spanish as well as French.  More detailed subject information can be found on the left hand side of this page along with revision resources.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

All students continue to study English, English Literature and Maths.  Most students will study for three separate sciences in Physics, Chemistry and Biology; a small number of students will study for two.  All students will continue to participate in Personal and Social Education and Physical Education classes.  In addition, students select a further five subjects in which they have particular strengths or which lead to a chosen career.  These courses provide students with a range of skills and knowledge which allow them to progress to a wide variety of further courses. More detailed subject information can be found on the left hand side of this page.

***Please see Options information attached at the bottom of this page.***

New Options information for Year 9

will be published shortly for 2015.

Key Stage 5 (Years 12 and 13)
Please look at the separate Sixth Form area for further information

Students can select up to 4 A levels from a range of subjects which include:

Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, English, Further Mathematics, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Physical Education, Psychology and Sociology.  

The following vocational courses are open to all students:

Applied Art (Single and Double), Btec Sport (Single and Double)

For students who were not as successful with their GCSEs as they had hoped there is a one year programme of study compromising of a number of courses to enable them to strengthen their qualifications before studying for A levels the following year. 

All Students - Extra Curricular Activities

In addition to the above courses, all students have opportunities to participate in extra curricular activities such as Trips, Clubs and Festivals. Click here to find out more about the different clubs that are going on.

  1. Year 9 Options Information
  2. Option booklet 2014