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Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills equipping them to be successful. It is varied and offers a broad range of subjects and opportunities, both through timetabled lessons and the wide range of extra curricular opportunities on offer.

These subject pages give a broad outline of our curriculum offer. More detailed guidance on course content, study guidance and revision advice, relating to individual subject areas can be found on the Portal for parents and Portal for students & staff. These portals are where the latest information and faculty news is available to students and parents/carers.

Key Stage 3

The curriculum at Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) is broad and balanced and supports the needs of our students, enabling them to gain a good understanding of a range of subjects. Our transition team liaises with our feeder schools, so our staff have a detailed understanding of the abilities of our new students.

Experienced subject-specialist staff help to provide a strong, academic foundation so that students can move onto Key Stage 4 (GCSE) with confidence.

Key Stage 4 – GCSE

GCSEs are taught as part of a two-year programme during years 10 and 11. During Year 9, students are provided with advice and guidance to help make the best choices for their future GCSE studies. Information evenings and discussions take place during Year 9 to ensure students are supported throughout this process.

Key Stage 5 – Sixth Form

Key staff meet with students to give advice about the choices at A level. During Year 11, information and consultation meetings take place for parents/carers so they are well informed and can help support students in making the right decisions. Providing students reach the sixth form entry requirements they will study either three or four subjects.

Curriculum Changes

Over the next few years, the GCSE and A level examination system will undergo significant reform. Details regarding these changes, and how they will affect individual year groups, will be communicated to parents once they are confirmed.