Learning Areas

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:

Core Subjects
English Mathematics
Science (including Rural Science) ICT
Foundation/Additional Subjects
French and/or German Art
Design Technology (Resistant Materials & Graphics, Food & Textiles) Music
Geography Drama
History PE

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

Option Choices
French German
Dance Graphics
Geography History
Art Drama
Music Resistant Materials
Textiles Food Technology
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
Business Studies Biology
Dance Chemistry
Drama French
Design & Technology Geography
English Literature German
Health & Social Care Mathematics
Government & Politics Further Mathematics
History PE
Media Studies Physics
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.