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What We Learn

An overview of the curriculum structure and contains further details such as breakdowns of what is learned by each year group.

KS3

Students in Year 7, 8 & 9 have a broad and balanced curriculum, with depth and relevance, to ensure it reflects our aim to strive for all students to achieve.  Throughout all subjects, the curriculum will promote spiritual, social and cultural development and will prepare them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

KS3

English

Maths

Science

History

Geography

Languages

Technology

Art

Drama

Music

RE/Citizenship

PE

Computing

Y7

7

7

6

4

3

4

4

2

2

2

3

4

2

Y8

7

7

6

4

3

4

4

2

2

2

3

4

2

Y9

7

7

6

4

3

4

4

2

2

2

3

4

2

Periods allocated to each subject in KS3

KS4

All students will study English Language and English Literature, Maths and Combined Science. There are also opportunities for students to be entered for 3 Single Science qualifications.  In addition to this, all students will have four option choices, providing the opportunity for all students to achieve the English Baccalaureate.  Alongside the GCSEs and/or equivalent qualifications, all students will be given guidance throughout KS4 on Post 16 pathways.

The options available to each student in Y10 are:

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

French

Urdu

T&T

Photography

History

Business

RE

IT (CiDA)

Art

Geography

History

Business

Textiles

Resistant Materials

Computer Science

History

Music

Health & Fitness

Drama

 

The options available to each student in Y11 are:

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

French

Urdu

T&T

Food

 

 

Geography

History

Photography

RE

Health & Fitness

 

Art

Business

Drama

Resistant Materials

Textiles

 

Business

Computer Science

Music

Performing Arts

RE

Creative iMedia

 

Intervention/Support

Support is given to those with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) and with English as an additional language (EAL).  This support may be within lessons, small group work, literacy and numeracy support groups as well as one-to-one.

Information about subject content for each year group can be found in the Curriculum Overviews ‘What I will learn’.

Drop Days

Drop Days occur throughout the year, four days are allocated to Drop Days which cover all aspects of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) learning.  These are days when the normal school timetable for all year groups is suspended with the following areas being covered:

  • Society
  • Finance 
  • Careers
  • Health and Relationships

During these days, students will also cover cyber safety/e-safety, work experience and applications for colleges, money matters and personal well-being.