Years 7 and 8
The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Students of all abilities and interests and is delivered in ways that help all Students reach their full potential. During Years 7 and 8 all Students follow a common curriculum:
Art, Computing and Information Technology, Dance, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, a Modern Foreign Language, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Resilience, Science and Technology.
During Year 8 Students are given guidance on which two courses would be appropriate for them to study during Years 9 and 10 in addition to the core curriculum. They then take a two year GCSE course in Years 9 and 10, sitting two GCSE's at the end of Year 10.
Please follow the link below for information on Building Good Study Habits in Years 7 and 8:
Years 9, 10 and 11
During Year 9 students are given further guidance on which two additional courses would be appropriate for them to study in Years 10 and 11. All students follow a balanced curriculum, which comprises: English Language and/or Literature, Mathematics, Science (Double Award or Triple Science) and Physical Education.
Additional courses can be chosen from a range of subjects. The following subjects are currently available: Art and Design, Business, Child Development, Computer Studies, Construction, Dance, Drama, French, Geography, History, Hospitality and Catering,ICT, Music, Photography, Product Design, Resistant Materials, Religious Studies, Spanish, Sports Studies.
HOW CLASSES ARE ORGANISED
In Year 7 classes are either set, mixed ability or taught in Form Groups. From Year 8 onwards students are increasingly taught in sets. Students may be moved up or down sets according to their level of effort and achievement.