We believe that students work best with others of a broadly similar academic ability. Students are therefore taught most subjects in one of three bands according to their academic ability. Tutor groups are made up of students from a range of academic abilities.
All Students joining us follow the National Curriculum and will study the following subjects at Key Stage 3:
|Science (including Rural Science)||ICT|
|French and/or German||Art|
|Design Technology (Resistant Materials & Graphics, Food & Textiles)||Music|
In Year 7, students study either French or German as their first foreign language.
From Year 8, students who have shown particular enthusiasm and ability are able to take a second foreign language.
At Key Stage 4, students study English, Mathematics, Double Science and PE as core. Students can then choose from a range of GCSE subjects. The process of choosing a balanced curriculum takes the form of individual counselling by form tutors and senior staff during Year 9
|Science (for triple single sciences)||Philosophy and Ethics|
|Media Studies||Product Design|
|Health and Social Care||ICT|
AS and A2 Courses on offer
Students who stay on in our Sixth Form can take a range of AS and A2 level courses. All students are set targets and are closely monitored to ensure that they achieve the highest grades in external examinations.
|AS & A2 Courses|
|Art & Design||Sociology|
|Design & Technology||Geography|
|Health & Social Care||Mathematics|
|Government & Politics||Further Mathematics|
|Music||Philosophy and Ethics|
There are also BTEC courses in: Creative Media, Enterprise & Entrepreneurship, Skills for Working and Living, Sport and Business at Level 2, Sport and Dance and ICT at Level 3.