Curriculum Overview 2019-01-29T11:43:11+00:00

Curriculum Overview

KEY STAGE 3 – YEARS 7 TO 9

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is deliberately broad and balanced to give all our students the opportunity to explore an exciting learning journey that will prepare them for KS4 and beyond.

Our curriculum is designed to ensure that all our students have the right opportunities to make excellent progress which is demonstrated through regular feedback and summative assessments.

Students are set based on prior attainment and ongoing assessments in Mathematics and Science and are taught in their mixed ability tutor groups for all other subjects. Students will find that teaching in all subjects is varied, interesting and delivered well so that they know how to make progress and what the teacher expects from them. Homework is set according to a homework timetable and all teachers offer individual support both in the lesson and outside it when required.

All the subjects listed above will appear on students’ timetables with the exception of PSHCE which is delivered through a series of drop-down days across the school year. This allows us to invite outside speakers, visitors, theatre groups and other agencies into school to give maximum benefit to our students’ education.

Subjects taught in Years 7, 8 and 9: Art, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama, English, Food Technology and Textiles, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Modern Languages, PSHCE, PE, Religious Education & Science

KEY STAGE 4 (GCSE) – YEARS 10 & 11

At KS4 all our students follow a core curriculum of GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science.

Our Science options mean that all students study either core Science, which is a double GCSE or the three individual sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  The correct science pathway for each student is discussed during Y9 as students make their GCSE option choices.

Our main aim is to ensure that every student is on the best and most appropriate course for them so that they can progress to the next level of education or employment and training.

Subjects taught in Years 10 & 11: Art, Business Studies, Computing, Design & Technology, Drama, English, Food Technology, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, PE & Religious Education & Science

In addition, two BTEC qualifications are offered: BTEC First Certificate in Dance & BTEC First Certificate in Health and Social Care

Many students will take a combination that ensures they qualify for the English Baccalaureate which will include a Modern Language, History, Geography and / or Computing.

PRIORY 6 (Sixth Form) – YEARS 12 & 13