We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum to allow every student to experience the widest possible set of subjects in Key Stage 3 before embarking on a personalised and appropriate pathway towards formal qualifications.
Our two-week timetable comprises 40, 75minute teaching periods, with literacy programmes, intervention sessions and pastoral activities taking place each afternoon as well as a wider curriculum.
Each fortnight students in Years 7 and 8 receive 6 periods of English and Mathematics, 5 periods of Science, 4 periods of Modern Foreign Languages, 3 periods of Religious Education, History, Geography, Physical Education, 2 periods of Design & Technology and Computing, with the remaining periods allocated to Music, Art and Drama. Additional time is made available during Period 5 (our afternoon wider learning period) to deepen learning with Religious Studies.
We expect students to formally commence GCSE studies in Year 9 following a core curriculum for most of English Literature and Language, Mathematics, Religious Studies, Science, Physical Education, a Language and a Humanities subject. We when allow students to follow four selected options, allowing a suitable academic pathway for each student to follow. The curriculum in Years 10 and 11 follows a similar structure, but is designed to provide provide greater focus and support as students complete GCSE qualifications.
In the Sixth Form we provide 8 periods of 75 minutes per fortnight per A-Level subject choice, with additional periods assigned to Religious Education and other academic programmes of study and support. This is in addition to the wider learning opperunities that is provided by the Sixth Form Team.