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Curriculum

Our school offers all students a broad and balanced curriculum that develops their intellectual curiosity and subject expertise.

Our curriculum intent is to be ambitious, challenging and inspire students to have high aspirations, discover new talents and achieve their full potential. Through our engaging curriculum we seek to meet the needs of the whole person by ensuring the highest possible standards in education. The impact of our curriculum is that it prepares students not only to being highly successful but also be ready for the next stage of their life journey. 

Our formal curriculum consists of 50 one hour periods over two weeks. Within this, there are three formal key stages:

  • Key Stage 3: Year 7 - 9

  • Key Stage 4: Year 10 - 11 (GCSEs / BTEC)

  • Key Stage 5: Year 12 - 13  (A Levels)

All year groups have a daily registration of 20 minutes. 

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3 students are taught: English, Mathematics, Religious Education, Science, Modern Languages, Art, Computer Science, Drama, Geography, History, Music, PE, Technology and PSHE. The curriculum at Key Stage 3 lays the foundations for the requirements of the GCSE by equipping students with the skills for success and developing their interest in a wide range of topics.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students are able to select from a range of GCSEs. All students follow our compulsory core subjects of English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, Religious Education and Double or Triple Science. Students then select from the following subjects: Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Drama, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish, German), Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Technology or Btec Media. The curriculum at Key Stage 4 further develops students subject expertise preparing them for the requirements of the GCSE and then further/higher study.

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5 students are able to select from a range of A levels. Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, French, Spanish, German, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Product Design. The curriculum at Key Stage 5  ensures students have mastered a higher level of subject expertise that prepares them fully for university and the world of work. 

Schemes of work by subject for Year 7 to 13

Click on the links below to view schemes of work by subject and Key Stage

Subject Key Stage 3  Key Stage 4  Key Stage 5 
   Year 7,8 & 9  Year 10 & 11  Year 12 & 13
Art  KS3 Link  KS4 Link KS5 Link
Business Studies - KS4 Link KS5 Link
Computer Science KS3 Link KS4 Link -
Design - Technology KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
Design - Textiles KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
Design - Food KS3 Link KS4 Link -
Drama KS3 Link KS4 Link -
Economics - - KS5 Link
English KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
EPQ - - KS5 Link
Geography KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
Health & Social Care - - KS5 Link
History KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
Mathematics KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
Media Studies - KS4 Link KS5 Link
MFL - French KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
MFL - German KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
MFL - Spanish KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
Music KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
PE  KS3 Link KS4 Link -
Politics - - KS5 Link
Psychology - KS4 Link KS5 Link
RE KS3 Link KS4 Link KS5 Link
Science KS3 Link KS4 Link -
Biology - KS4 Link KS5 Link
Chemistry - KS4 Link KS5 Link
Physics - KS4 Link KS5 Link
Sociology - KS4 Link KS5 Link

Click below to view our Curriculum Policy