Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 comprises a compulsory curriculum. In Years 7, 8 & 9 pupils take English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Drama, Music, Computing, Design Technology and one Modern Foreign Language (a choice of Spanish, Italian or French). Pupils take part in a lesson of Physical Education four days per week. Towards the end of Year 9, pupils are guided in their choice of GCSE Options for Years 10 and 11.
Key Stage 4
Whilst most of the curriculum is compulsory (English Literature and Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Enrichment), pupils can choose four GCSEs from a selection of subjects including Art, Business Studies, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, Geography, History, MFL (French, Italian, Spanish) Drama, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education. GCSE examinations are taken at the end of Year 11.
In Year 9 (13+) pupils will begin the GCSE curriculum in Science (Chemistry, Physics and Biology). Toward the end of Year 9 pupils will choose their 4 optional GCSE choices from across 16 subjects to start in Year 10.