Curriculum Overview

“From Year 7 to Year 13 the curriculum is characterised by richness and diversity, allowing students to be ambitious for themselves and well prepared for their next steps”

Our progressive, coherent and relevant curriculum gives impetus to enquiring minds and supports students in embarking on future challenges in education and training.

Our teachers are knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects and demonstrate an unwavering commitment to ensure success shines through at all levels both academically and vocationally.

All students follow a common core of learning in Years 7, 8 and 9 which includes English, mathematics, science, at least one language (French, German and Spanish), humanities (history, geography and religious education), computer science, performing arts (drama, dance and music), design arts (art and design technology) and physical education.  The Personal Development Programme includes Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Enterprise education, as well as careers education. The Year 7 curriculum also includes Countryside and Environment, ensuring students have an appreciation of the schools’ surrounding rural environment. A second language is introduced in year 8 to support the focus on internationalism and is in addition to the study of French during year 7. From year 8 onwards students are placed in very broad ability groupings in mathematics and science.

Year 7 Curriculum Map

Year 8 Curriculum Map

Year 9 Curriculum Map

In Years 10 and 11 students study; English language and literature, mathematics, science, physical education, religious education and continue with a personal development programme, as well as making three further choices from a wide range of other courses, in order to personalise their programmes of study. Where appropriate there is an additional opportunity to consolidate learning in English and mathematics. For students looking for further challenge there is opportunity to study the three separate sciences and more than one language.

Courses offered for students entering year 10 at September 2018

A wide range of courses cater for students differing interests and skills and ensure students enjoy the wide variety of experiences which harness their potential and develop them as confident and responsible citizens. They thrive on challenge and feel supported to succeed when learning gets difficult.

We are proud of our students’ achievements.

Click on the subjects below for detailed information on the curriculum summaries:

Design Arts

Art

Design Technology:

  • Food Technology
  • Product Design
  • Resistant Materials
  • Textiles

Art

Design Technology

English and Media

Humanities

Languages and Internationalism

Mathematics Computing and ICT

Performing Arts

Science and Psychology

Social Sciences

Sports and Outdoor Education

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