Students in all year groups follow a broad, balanced and personalised curriculum which leads to the best possible opportunities for the future. The curriculum reflects the values of Britain today including respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process, respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England, support for equality of opportunity for all, support and respect for the liberties of all within the law and respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs.
This will enable all our learners to achieve the best results, enable opportunities for further study and progression and to develop a broad set of life skills and values which will enable them to successfully contribute to society and support them as their lives move on.
All students study Maths, English Language and Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, Geography, History, Design Technology, Art, Religious Studies, Personal & Social Education, Music and Drama. Most students will study a Modern language, whereas others will have additional English in order to boost their Literacy skills.
Year 10 and 11
All students will study Maths, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry and Physics and will opt for a further course in either Health & Fitness, Events Management or Ethics & Philosophy. All students will have a free choice of a further three GCSE or GCSE equivalent options to choose from. All students are able to take a Modern Foreign Language, and a large number do so. Students are also able to study a second language; either French or Spanish.
Option subjects include Geography, History, Art, Drama, Music, Business Studies (GCSE and vocational), Media Studies (GCSE & vocational), Photography, Health and Social Care, Computer Science, Fashion and Textiles, Spanish, French, Design Technology, Food Technology, Ethics and Philosophy and PE.
All students in years 10 and 11 continue to have lessons in PE and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health and Careers Education.