Students in Years 7 to 9 follow a broad curriculum which over the three years covers: English, Mathematics, Science, Design & Technology, Modern Foreign Languages, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Art, Music, Computer Science, Physical Education, Dance, Drama, Citizenship and Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education.
All students follow GCSE courses in: English, English Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Religious Studies. Students choose either two or three additional GCSE subjects from: Art & Design, Dance, Food, Textiles, Drama, Geography, History, Computer Science, Music, Physical Education, French, German, Spanish. In addition there is a general programme involving Physical Education, Personal, Social, Health, Economic Education and Citizenship, including Work Related Learning and Enterprise Education.
A wide range of Advanced Level subjects are available in the Sixth Form. Sixth Form students choose at three subjects from the following:
Art and Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Dance, Food preparation and nutrition, Art Textiles, English Literature, French, Geography, German, Computer Science, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Philosophy & Ethics, Sociology and Spanish.
Further details are published in the Sixth Form Prospectus.
Independent Study makes an important contribution to a student’s learning. To ensure that maximum benefit is gained from the setting of independent study, there needs to be a partnership between the student, the teaching staff and parents.
Students have a planner in which to record their study tasks. We also use Show My Homework to support the independent study process.
The time spent on independent study will vary at different times of the year and in different subjects across all year groups.
The school holds weekly assemblies, which students attend. This is an important part of the daily life of the school. Anyone not able to attend on religious grounds should write to the Headteacher.