Our curriculum has English, Mathematics and Science at the core of what is studied. In each year group, from when students join us in year 7, these subjects receive the greatest allocated time on the timetable and are streamed so that students learn alongside others of a similar ability. We do this because we believe that establishing a solid foundation with every student's basic skills ensures they will be able to access learning in their other subjects more effectively.
Outside of the core subjects, our curriculum will vary slighly year on year. The subjects currently offered, and the curriculum followed, can be viewed through our subject page. However, to prepare our students for Key Stage 4, all our students at Key Stage 3 follow an Ebacc curriculum (including history, geography, French and computing) to build academic success. We also ensure our students have an RE and PSHE lesson which helps to support our teaching of SMSC and British Values.
All students will be challenged through our curriculum. For those joining us with the highest attainment in the core subjects, students will have slightly less curriculum time in English and maths to enable them to be introduced to a second language.
All students will be supported through our curriculum. For those joining us with the lowest attainment in the core subjects, students will be supported with personalised curriculum time, as the need arises.
Further specific information about our curriculum can be found through the subject pages, or by contacting our Deputy Headteacher, Mrs Stoneham.
Mrs E Stoneham
Senior Deputy Headteacher