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Curriculum

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, students study a range of subjects each week offering a broad and balanced curriculum with 10% of curriculum time devoted to Religious Education.

We understand that engagement in the Performing Arts helps students to develop self-confidence – so important in all spheres of life. To this end, all students study Art, Dance, Drama and Music, with many students also choosing to take part in Further Music study.

An overview of the topics covered by each department will be available shortly, as this is currently being updated.  Some are available below.

Key Stage 4

At GCSE all students take Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education. Students may choose from a range of courses outlined in the Year 9 Options Booklet.

All GCSE grades are changing this year in English and Maths.  A*- G grades will be replaced with the numbers 9 - 1.  Most subjects will adopt the new system by 2019.  The link below outlines these changes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39195436

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5, students choose from a number of courses outlined in the Year 11 Options Booklet.

Across the School

There are many opportunities for learning outside the classroom. These include visits to art galleries, museums, theatres, concerts, operas, fieldwork at sites of geographical, scientific or historical interest, and involvement in broadcasting on the school’s own radio station. Students enjoy the many clubs and societies such as the Eco Martyrs and Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Students are supported in a variety of ways. In-class support is offered to meet the needs of particular students as necessary. Study facilities are available before and after school and at lunchtime. We also offer vocational courses in collaboration with a number of colleges for students aged 14 and over and have a rich programme of Gifted and Talented educational opportunities.

Students can take part in exhibitions, shows and performances throughout the year, as well as using their skills for the good of others in our local primary schools and local community.

Extra-Curricular

Our rich and varied sporting life allows students to play a number of team sports such as badminton, basketball, boys’ and girls’ football, cricket, netball, rounders, rugby and table tennis. We also offer a range of other fitness opportunities.  A copy of the current schedule can be viewed by clicking on each year group below.

 At the start of each academic year, we hold a Presentation Evening for each year group.  A copy of the presentations are below.

To view the Year 7 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 8 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 9 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 10 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 11 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.
To view the Year 12 Information Evening Presentation, please click here.