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Curriculum

Our secondary phase curriculum is rooted in our belief that every student is capable of achieving strong academic success while also developing ambition and confidence through carefully planned and challenging learning experiences.

We ensure that all students have equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 3 which builds on their previous primary phase learning and offer a wide range of options at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. This give students the skills and aptitudes they require to be successful beyond school in their future careers. We believe that rich experiences are essential in giving students the ambition and confidence to be successful in their lives.

Our curriculum is enriched through educational visits, inspirational speakers and extra-curricular activities for every year group, exploiting every opportunity to ensure that every student’s educational experience is engaging, motivating and positive.

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Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 all students study a curriculum that is based around a core of English, maths and science and includes the humanities, technology, computing, languages, arts, physical education, music and drama and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education). We offer a choice of French, Spanish and German. At Key Stage 4 students have the chance to follow a range of additional subject choices such as child development, finance and business studies.

Our careers education runs throughout the curriculum and all year groups have regular opportunities to engage in careers planning, which can then be put in to practice with work experience in Year 10 and Year 12.

 

“Leaders […] have a clear vision of what pupils should learn and when. They have put training in place for staff to help them develop their curriculums.”

– Ofsted report, 2020

GCSE choices

At the start of Year 10, students start their GCSEs. We offer a wide variety of GCSE subjects to choose from, including:

  • Art and Photography
  • Business Studies
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • English Language and English Literature
  • Financial Studies
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Graphics
  • History
  • IT
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Product Design
  • Religious Studies
  • Science (double)
  • Spanish
  • Textiles
  • Triple Science

Students pick their GCSEs at the end of Year 9, more information on course content can be found here.

 

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