Key Stage 3
On entry to the school pupils are placed in one of six mixed ability registration groups each of which has its own House identity. The pupils are also organised into seven teaching groups of broad bands by ability and then set in ability groups for Mathematics. At the end of Year 7 or Year 8 the pupils will ideally, be also set for English lessons. In Years 7, 8 and 9 children follow a broad common course which gives a wide range of experience via contact with all conventional school subjects.
Key Stage 4
In Years 10 and 11 each pupil’s programme is made up of compulsory subjects and optional subjects leading to the GCSE examination. The core subjects are Religious Education, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science & Physical Education. In addition the pupils choose three ‘option’ subjects. Careful guidance is given with regard to choosing optional subjects. Children are strongly encouraged to follow a broad curriculum and to choose a balanced programme which should include a humanities subject.
Key Stage 4 Options which are available for 2016/2017. All are examined as GCSE subjects.
Health and Social Care
Information and Communication Technology
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Key Stage 5
Years 12 and 13 students follow a course in Religious Education and take part in Physical Education or Community Service. General Studies is also available to all. The vast majority also take part in a Modern Foreign Language course. The school offers excellent provision of AS and A2 level courses in a wide range of subjects.
|Theology||English Language||English Literature||Mathematics||Further Mathematics|
|French||German||Spanish||Design & Technology||Textiles Technology|
|Theatre Studies||Business Studies|
The school prepares pupils for GCSE, AS and A2 public examinations approved by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
Residential or day visits which support the curriculum or spiritual well being of students are considered to be of great value and are encouraged where possible