Our curriculum offers a broad and balanced programme of study to all students, enabling them to achieve and access appropriate future pathways for life. Each student has a two week timetable of 25 one hour lessons per week.
Key Stage 3 - Year 7 and 8
In Years 7 and 8 students study a wide range of subjects including: English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, Geography, History, RE & PSHE, Citizenship, Art, Design & Technology, Performing Arts, Music, Spanish and PE.
Our priorities are to ensure that students make good progress and that they develop the skills they need to be successful across a range of subjects. Some students may be offered additional literacy or numeracy or an opportunity to develop their study skills through personalised intervention programmes run by our well qualified Raising Achievement team. Our nurture programme runs to support those students most in need.
When they are in Year 8, students are helped to select the ‘Option’ subjects they wish to study during Key Stage 4.
Students are given careers advice as part of their Citizenship course and our Aspirations Month to make appropriate options choices for Key Stage 4. Further information is given in a booklet of courses, a Year 8 Parents’ Information Evening and personalised guidance from our Careers Lead. With the students’ ability, interests and aspirations in mind, we will ensure that they choose the qualifications which are best suited to them. Equipping our students to achieve GCSE and vocational qualifications at the highest grades possible is very important to us all.