Our Curriculum Model Rationale and Entitlement

Our curriculum reflects the ambitious intentions of the National Curriculum.  Students begin their secondary experience studying a rich, academic programme of English, maths, science, geography, history, modern foreign languages, physical education, computer science, religious education and citizenship studied through our RE/Life programme and a range of creative and expressive arts including art, music, drama or dance and technology subjects such as food, textiles, resistant materials etc. This broad academic study continues throughout Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9. Students study a broad range of subjects to deepen their educational experience and build a solid foundation of subject knowledge and skills.

Academic & technical study at Level 1 / Level 2 (including GCSE) are studied across two years offering a wide entitlement to subjects including those which make up the Full English Baccalaureate* i.e. GCSE in one English (Literature or English Language), mathematics, two sciences (including computer science), one humanities subject (geography or history) and a modern foreign language. There is opportunity to study triple or combined sciences and a wide selection of open subjects are offered including a range of creative and expressive arts subjects, religious education, technology subjects, physical education, social sciences including Business Studies etc. We design time and flexibility for large numbers of students to choose creative subjects for study up to 16 years old. 

* To achieve the Full English Baccalaureate students must achieve a Grade 5 in each of these subjects.