Traditional Values, 21st Century Learning

Curriculum

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)

Based upon a variety of assessments pupils are placed in a teaching group, which reflects their overall academic ability. They are then assessed regularly and, depending on their progress may move between these ability groups. At present the subjects studied in the first three years are:

Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Combined Sciences, 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. An integrated programme of RE and Humanities, with an emphasis on literacy throughout, is delivered to the pupils in sets 4 in year 7 and 8. At the end of year 8, as well as following the core subjects, pupils will have a choice of other subjects suited to their needs and interests. Pupils will be supported and guided into making appropriate choices.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)

All pupils study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Physical Education, PSHE, Religious Education and a Science (set 1 & 2 may follow separate sciences). Option subjects on offer at present include:

Separate Sciences, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography, ICT, BTEC Business Studies, Travel & Tourism, Health & Social Care, BTEC Engineering, BTEC Product Design, Art, Music, Dance, Expressive Arts (Drama & Media). Every pupil has the opportunity to study option subjects that will make them eligible for the English Baccalaureate.

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