Our curriculum in years 7-11

Key stage 3 curriculum

In Years 7 to 9 all students follow a broad and balanced curriculum. There are 25 one hour lessons in the weekly timetable – time is allocated to the subjects as follows:

  • English – 4 hours
  • Mathematics – 4 hours
  • Science – 3 hours
  • History – 2 hours
  • Geography – 2 hours
  • Modern Languages – 2 hours
  • Art – 1 hour
  • Music – 1 hour
  • Drama – 1 hour
  • Technology – 2 hours
  • Citizenship – 1 hour
  • PE – 1 hour
  • IT – 1 hour

All students also have a 15 minute session with their form tutor for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Key stage 4 curriculum

In Years 10 and 11 the amount of teaching time allocated to English and Mathematics is increased. All students have the opportunity to take GCSEs in English Language and English Literature as separate subjects. Mathematics and Double GCSE Science take the core GCSE provision for all students to five subjects.

Guided subject choices provide three more subjects which are chosen during the options process in Year 9. These option subjects enable students to study topics which will prepare them for future studies for which they show both interest and aptitude. The number of qualifications may be further increased by GCSE Statistics, ECDL (an ICT GCSE) and a home language.

Time allocation is as follows:

  • English Language and Literature – 5 hours
  • Mathematics – 5 hours
  • Science – 4.5 hours
  • PE Core – 1 hour
  • Citizenship – 0.5 hours
  • Option 1 – 3 hours
  • Option 2 – 3 hours
  • Option 3 – 3 hours

Option subjects currently studied are:

  • Art and Design
  • Triple Science
  • Business Studies
  • Art Textiles
  • Computer Studies
  • Sociology
  • Art Graphics
  • ICT
  • PE GCSE
  • Performing Arts
  • Construction
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Media
  • Catering
  • Child Care

Click the button below for the Year 11 EPQ timetable.

EPQ timetable

Please note that the range of subjects on offer may change. Our teaching staff offer a wide range of expertise which may be adapted to suit the educational needs of our students.

For further information on our curriculum please contact us.

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