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Curriculum Overview


Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3: 11 to 14 years

In the first year of the Senior School, we introduce students to a broad and stimulating programme:  the curriculum comprises English, Mathematics, Science, French, German, Geography, History, Religious Education, Art, Drama, Music, PE and Technologies which include Computing, Design & Technology, Food Technology and Art Textiles. In addition, students have a Form period, attend Chapel once a week and have a Personal Learning and Thinking Skills lesson once a week (in Year 7 only).  GCSE Dance is available to students from Year 9 upwards.  Many students further enrich their studies with extra curricular Music and Speech & Drama lessons.  A full programme of sports practices and fixtures also enhances the Games programme.

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The curriculum in Year 8 is similar but with Biology, Chemistry and Physics taught separately by highly qualified specialist staff.

Key Stage 4: 14 to 16 years

Click here to see the full Key Stage 4 Curriculum Booklet

Most students take nine and a half GCSE subjects, laying a firm foundation for the pursuit of any careers beyond school, with choices for Sixth Form study a particular focus in Year 11. The core curriculum covers English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, the Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Religious Studies (short course), Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE), PE/Games and Chapel.  Pupils choose four further subjects from Fine Art, Art Textiles, Computer Science, Drama, Food Technology, French, Geography, German, Graphic Products, History, Music, Physical Education and Religious Studies (full course).  Latin is offered as a Gifted and Talented subject in Year 10. 

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Senior school lesson