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Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, the curriculum is broad and balanced for all our students. They study a range of subjects including English, Maths, Science, ICT and PE. Beyond this core, Geography, History and Religious Education are taught as separate humanities to all students. Drama, Art and Music comprise the Creative and Expressive Arts curriculum. Both French and Spanish are learnt by students in Years 7 and 8 and they specialise in one of these in Year 9. Technology is taught through a carousel of different aspects; electronics, food technology, resistant materials, systems and control and graphical products. We offer Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHCE) throughout the Key Stage. Students are divided into two equal ability bands in each year. These bands are then set by ability in English, Maths, Modern Languages and PE. We also create a transition group that nurtures those students who require additional support.

Key Stage 4

We strive towards a Key Stage 4 programme that allows for personalisation. This is achieved through student preferences, learning styles and the range of courses on offer. These courses are mainly GCSEs, with some Applied and Vocational options. Maths, English, Science, PE, Religious Education and PSHE are courses that remain as part of the curriculum throughout this Key Stage.