Students in Years 7-9 study the national curriculum, with elements of GCSE in Year 9. They are split into two equal ability bands, which enable classes to be set appropriately, meeting the needs of individual students.
The school runs a two-week timetable, consisting of 50 one-hour lessons. Subject allocations are as follows:
Years 7 and 8
|Physical Education||6 hours|
|Design & Technology||2 hours|
|Physical Education||2 hours|
|Enrichment Carousel*||4 hours|
|Design & Technology||2 hours|
*The Enrichment Carousel is comprised of Classical Civilisation, Media, Performing Arts and Psychology. All students experience 18 hours of teaching in each of these subjects on a rotation through the academic year.
Year 9 students begin GCSE Literature in Year 9; they take the examination at the end of Year 10. They will also experience GCSE modules in Maths, Science and Languages as part of their transition from Key Stage 3 to 4.
Students choose their GCSE options in April, ready for study in September.
Year 10 and 11
Students begin examination courses at the start of Year 10 in all subjects but English Literature. All students will study the following subjects:
|GCSE English||8 hours|
|GCSE English Literature||Taught within the time allocation for English|
|GCSE Maths||8 hours|
|GCSE Science||8 hours|
|GCSE History or Geography*||6 hours|
|Core PE||2 hours|
* Some students will study BTEC Travel & Tourism as an alternative to History or Geography.
In addition, students study three option subjects from the following:
|Child Development (Cambridge National)|
|Classical Civilisation (GCSE)|
|Design & Technology (GCSE)|
|Health & Fitness (Cambridge National)|
|Health & Social Care (Cambridge National)|
|Hospitality & catering (WJCE Level1/2)|
|Information Technology (BTEC)|
|Physical Education (GCSE))|
Students are placed on a pathway suitable for their ability and guided towards their option choices. All options have a teaching allocation of 6 hours.
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