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.