Our Curriculum

We our proud that the courses we offer are quality courses that lead to qualifications wide appeal. This has enabled generations of pupils from this school to gain good and lasting careers.

All our courses follow the National Curriculum.

We offer a range of examinations from Entry level, GCSE to AS for the most talented pupils.

Pupils at key stage 3 follow courses in English, RE, History, Geography, Music, ICT, PE, Art, Drama, Maths, Science, Statistics, Finance and PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education)

A booklet about our Key stage four curriculum is available on request.

The curriculum is supported with a wide range of other activities. These include, Clubs, School Visits and Visiting Speakers. There are a wide range of instrumental lessons available.

Lower School (Years 7, 8, 9)

All pupils will study the following subjects:

  • PE and Games
  • English and Drama
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Music
  • Modern Language
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • PHSE and Citizenship

Most subjects are taught in sets arranged by ability. On intake to the school pupils are placed in broad bands of ability, based upon information provided by our partner primary schools, with whom we have a very close liaison. During the year, these groups are organised into sets in each subject. Pupils with particular learning difficulties receive more individual attention from the school’s specialist teachers, to improve skills and understanding.

Upper School (Years 10 & 11)

All pupils in Years 10 and 11 follow a broad set of courses which would potentially lead up to 10 – GCSEs. Pupils are able to select courses that best match their needs. Each pupil must take subjects from the Core Curriculum, which consists of the following GCSE subjects:

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science

The Core Curriculum also contains:

  • PE and Games
  • PHSE covering:
    • Religious Education
    • Health Education
    • Careers Education
    • Citizenship
    • Pupil Profiles

In addition pupils must select other subjects from an extensive curriculum list of GCSE subjects, which include subjects such as:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (several choices)
  • Business Studies
  • Product Design
  • Graphics
  • Food
  • Music
  • Art
  • Sports Studies
  • Drama
  • Health & Social Care