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Curriculum

Curriculum Overview

At Key Stage 3, students study 14 subjects each week offering a broad and balanced curriculum. 10% of curriculum time is devoted to Religious Education. We understand that engagement in the Performing Arts helps students to develop self-confidence – so important in all spheres of life. To this end, all students study Art, Dance, Drama and Music, with many students also choosing to take part in Further Music study.

Students can take part in exhibitions, shows and performances throughout the year, as well as using their skills for the good of others in our local primary schools and local community.

There are many opportunities for learning outside the classroom. These include visits to art galleries, museums, theatres, concerts, operas, fieldwork at sites of geographical, scientific or historical interest, and involvement in broadcasting on the school’s own radio station. Students enjoy the many clubs and societies such as the Eco Martyrs and Duke of Edinburgh Award.

At GCSE all students take Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education. Students may choose from the following courses: Geography, History, French, Food and Nutrition, BTEC Dance, BTEC Travel and Tourism, BTEC Sports, Art, Business Studies, Music, BTEC ICT, BTEC Media, BTEC Performance Technology and Drama.

Our rich and varied sporting life allows students to play a number of team sports such as badminton, basketball, boys’ and girls’ football, cricket, netball, rounders, rugby and table tennis. We also offer a range of other fitness opportunities.

Students are supported in a variety of ways. In class, support is offered to meet the needs of particular students as necessary. Study facilities are available before and after school and at lunchtime. We also offer vocational courses in collaboration with a number of colleges for students aged 14 and over and have a rich programme of Gifted and Talented educational opportunities.

To view the Year 7 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 8 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 9 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 10 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 12 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.