Curriculum aims

Curriculum Information

All young people need an excellent command of English and Mathematics to ensure their success in all areas of the curriculum.  To support this we dedicate extra time to these two areas: giving students additional support for literacy and numeracy where required.

In Key Stage 3 students will study core subjects in depth to allow students to secure firm foundations in English and Mathematics, so that they find the rest of the curriculum far easier to access.

To fully support our students’ achievement in Mathematics, we follow the English and Mathematics Mastery Curriculum, a highly-effective curriculum and teaching approach inspired by pupil success in Singapore and endorsed by OFSTED.

At Key Stage 4 all students study the core subjects and select a varying number of options depending on their pathway.

Key Stage 3: Years 7 - 9

Read more about our key stage 3 curriculum here

Year 7

Subject Number of 1hr 15 min periods per fortnight
English 8
Maths 7
Science 5
Spanish 3
Art 1
Design Technology 1
Geography 2
History 2
Music 1
PE 3
RE 3
Literacy (Intervention Groups) 2
   

Year 8

Subject Number of 1hr 15 min periods per fortnight
English 8
Maths 7
Science 5
Art 1
DT 1
Geography 2
History 3
Spanish 3
Music 1
PE 3
RE 3
Literacy (Intervention Groups) 3
   

Year 9

Subject Number of periods per fortnight
English 7
Maths 7
Science 5
Art 1
DT 1
Geography 3
History 2
Spanish 3
Music 1
PE 3
RE 2
Literacy (Intervention Groups) 3
   

 

Key Stage 4: Years 10 - 11

Find out more about our key stage 4 curriculum here.

Year 10

Subject  Number of 1hr 15 min periods per fortnight
English 8
Maths 8
Triple Science  11
Double Science 7
Options 4
Recreational PE 3
RE/Citizenship 2

Year 11

Subjects  Number of 1hr 15 min periods per fortnight
English 7
Maths 8
Triple Science 11
Double Science  7
Options 4
Recreational PE 2

Key Stage 5: Years 12 - 13

Each subject has seven 1hr 15min periods.

Find out more about the curriculum offered at key stage 5 here

Further Information

If you would like more information or have questions about the curriculum, please contact the Head of Department - contact details can be found here.