Curriculum

What do we have to offer?

The school curriculum is designed to provide the students with a broad and balanced range of subjects whilst offering them as they get older increasing opportunity to specialise according to their personal strengths, interests and ambitions. For 2015-2016:

Key Stage 3       

 In their first three years our students study art, computer science, design & technology, English & drama, geography, history, mathematics, music, modern foreign languages, physical education, religious education and science. They also follow programmes in personal wellbeing, citizenship, independent studies and economic wellbeing.

Key Stage 4

In Years 10 and 11 all students are prepared for an appropriate number of public examinations. The core subjects include English language and English literature, mathematics, religious education, physical education and science. All students also continue to follow the personal wellbeing and economic wellbeing programmes.

A wide range of other examination courses are offered annually subject to viable numbers. Currently the range includes art & design, business studies, dance, computer studies, a number of design & technology subjects, drama, French, German, geography, health & social care, history, information and communication technology, music, physical education, religious education, Spanish and sociology. We also run some alternative vocational programmes in conjunction with other education providers such as VIP and Wightwick.

Key Stage 5

In Years 12 and 13 we are able to offer an extensive range of advanced level academic and applied courses. The present range of A level courses on offer include: art & design, biology, business studies, chemistry, drama, economics, English literature, geography, government and politics, health & social care, history, information technology, mathematics, media studies, music, philosophy & ethics, physics, psychology, sociology and physical education.

We are also active partners with another local high school. This enables our students to access a broad range of other courses delivered elsewhere whilst remaining a member of our sixth form. As with Key Stage 4 options, the running of courses depend on viable numbers. Further information about our 16+ provision is available from the school.

 

Please click on the link below to view the Governors Curriculum Policy

Curriculum Policy 2016-2017