Our curriculum is at the heart of everything we do. At all key stages, it provides a rich and varied experience for each of our pupils. This sets them up to achieve the very best that they can and builds the strength of character and tenacity to enable them progress to the next stage of education and employment.
In Years 7, 8 and 9, pupils study: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, German, Computer Science/ICT, Design and Technology, Arts, PE, RE, Music and Drama. Through these subjects, pupils develop a love of learning and acquire the skills and knowledge needed to be successful at Key stage 4 and 5.
In Years 10 and 11, pupils will continue their study of the core subjects: English, Maths and Science, as well as PE and RE. They will also opt to study other subjects from a wide selection of academic and vocational courses. The majority of pupils will study a language and humanity subject at GCSE to further enhance their qualification portfolio for the next stage of their education.
The enrichment and aspirations curriculum runs alongside the academic curriculum. This ensures that our pupils are developing the wider skills and knowledge required to be helpful, happy citizens, as well as individuals with character, who are ready for the world of work.
There is an extensive and varied extra-curricular programme, which allows pupils to access a range of sporting and performance opportunities, as well as furthering their academic work outside the classroom. Pupils also have the opportunity to attend curriculum-related trips in a range of our subjects and take part in residential visits abroad. We also offer a thriving and popular Duke of Edinburgh programme.
The school is well-resourced to meet the demands of the modern curriculum. Our PE department have access to large playing fields, a sports hall, gym and swimming pool. Our Technology and Computer Science departments are resourced to ensure that pupils have access to the specialist equipment and expertise needed to prepare them for life in the modern world.