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, Science, PE, Business and Enterprise, Geography, History, Design Technology, Art, Religious Studies, Music, Drama and ICT/Computing. Most students will study Spanish and French, some will study Spanish and Literacy in order to boost their Literacy skills and a small number will not study a Modern Language but will study additional Literacy and Numeracy.
Year 10 and 11
The vast majority of students study Maths, English Language, English Literature, Double Science, Design and Technology, and Ethics & Philosophy. A large group of students with a passion and aptitude for Science use one of their option choices to study three separate sciences; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our most able Maths students complete their GCSE Maths in Year 10 and study for an Additional Maths GCSE in Year 11, which is great preparation for A Level Maths. Some students also opt for an after-school course in AS Level course in Creative Writing.
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.
Option subjects include Geography, History, Art, Drama, Music, Business Studies, Health and Social Care, GCSE and BTEC Computer Science, Fashion and Textiles, Spanish, French, Resistant Materials, ASDAN, HALO, Retail, Catering, Ethics and Philosophy and GCSE PE.
All students in years 10 and 11 continue to have lessons in PE and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health and Careers Education.