Our curriculum in years 7-11
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)
In Year 7, students are placed in a mixed ability tutor group with approximately equal numbers of boys and girls. Students are taught in these groups for Art, Music, Dance, Digital Literacy (ICT), Design Technology, History, Geography, Religious Education, Modern Foreign Languages and Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education and Physical Education. English, Mathematics and Science ‘set’ the students according to their particular ability.
At Key Stage 3 we follow a broad and balanced curriculum which is tailored to the needs of different groups of students. We offer a range of opportunities in order to challenge and support pupil learning. Whilst the nurture pathway provides extra support in literacy and numeracy, the preference curriculum presents the opportunity for deeper learning in humanities and the arts.
During Year 9, students will make their option choices as they move into KS4.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
The curriculum pattern provided for Year 10 and 11 pupils closely follows the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 4 (14-16) with all students studying for qualifications in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. Our broad and balanced curriculum offers students choices both within and in addition to the National Curriculum framework. This is subject to change in the future as we review the curriculum annually in order to best meet the needs of our students.
Music Curriculum Plan