Traditional Values, 21st Century Learning

Curriculum

Pupils are placed in teaching groups reflecting their overall academic ability. Pupils are regularly assessed throughout Year 7 and 8 and may move between groups to support their progress, if it is deemed to be appropriate to their learning.

At present the subjects studied in Year 7 and Year 8 are:

Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, French and/or Spanish, History, Geography, Music, Art, Food Technology, Information Technology, Design Technology, Performing Arts and Physical Education. PSHE and Citizenship is delivered through a planned programme throughout the year.

At the end of year 8 pupils complete an options process where they choose which subjects they will study until the end of Year 11. Pupils are supported and guided into making appropriate choices.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)

All pupils study the following subjects: Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and PSHE.

Option subjects on offer at present include:

Art and Design, Business Studies, Catering, Dance, Design Technology, French, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, Expressive Arts/Media, Music, PE & Sport, Spanish.

Every pupil has the opportunity to study option subjects that will make them eligible for the English Baccalaureate.

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