The curriculum offered to pupils in Years 7 to 11 is one characterised by great depth and breadth. We have developed a broad and balanced curriculum designed to instil a love of learning whilst enabling pupils to acquire and extend essential skills in literacy, numeracy and communication. Our aim is to stimulate pupils’ curiosity, imagination and creativity. We provide an education which is highly aspirational and teach our pupils beyond the requirements of the public examinations. Our rich curriculum ensures that we follow national guidelines but also go beyond the remit of the National Curriculum.
In Years 7 and 8, pupils study a range of 17 subjects, with some of the more practical subjects taught in smaller groups to allow the greatest possible individual attention.
From Year 9 pupils study a suite of GCSE subjects. English and Mathematics are compulsory, as are one Language, a Humanity and Science. The curriculum for Year to Year 11 therefore consists of:
- English, Mathematics and Sciences (either Combined Science or Triple Science)
- French or Spanish or German or Latin
- History or Geography
- Three option subjects from: a second Modern Foreign Language, Art, Business, Classical Civilisation, Computer Science, DT (Product Design), Ethics & Philosophy, Geography, History, Latin, Music, or Physical Education
- PSHEE, Tutor Periods, PE and Games
We are committed to providing pupils with the best possible learning opportunities, regardless of ability. We treat all pupils equally and understand that their educational needs can differ greatly. We employ a variety of strategies to ensure that pupils can achieve the maximum of which they are capable and guide pupils to follow courses which are accessible yet challenging.
Our overarching aim is to nurture pupils to allow them to develop their skills and discover to new talents to ensure each pupil can fulfil their potential and excel in their chosen interests. Our focus is on holistic personal development to create well-rounded citizens ready to support their communities and prepared for their next stage of learning with skills for the world of work. What we offer is enhanced by a wide-ranging extra-curricular programme with activities to suit all interests.
Please see our Curriculum Policy for more details.
Please contact Mrs Tattersall (Deputy Head Teaching and Learning) for further information on the school curriculum or the relevant Head of Faculty or Subject Leader for subject-specific matters.