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Curriculum

Our curriculum has knowledge at its heart: we want our students to experience the joy of learning, and we know that this helps them become confident, articulate and resilient young people. All our curriculum programmes are academically ambitious, but clear, carefully-planned teaching allows all children to succeed. We use widely-available programmes, such as Maths Mastery, where we believe they are highly effective; but more often, subject experts at our Trust’s Curriculum Centre have developed our own schemes of work, typically supported by our own textbooks, in subjects from Latin and history to English and science. 

We take the time to choose carefully what knowledge to teach, prioritising that which will be of the greatest value to our students in their later lives, and we work out how to teach it in a way that helps children to remember it and to understand how different parts of the curriculum are related to each other.   

A Level and GCSE Results – Principal's Letter    

Key Stage 3

During Key Stage 3 students study the following subjects:  

  • Art 
  • English 
  • Geography 
  • History 
  • Latin 
  • Spanish 
  • Computer Science 
  • Mathematics 
  • Music 
  • Physical Education 
  • Science 

Key Stage 4

In the spring term of Year 9, students are required to make choices about what options they wish to study for their GCSEs. 

Teachers support with this process ensuring that students make suitable subject selections that match their interests and aspirations. During Key Stage 4 students study the following subjects: 

Core Curriculum Subjects: 

  • English 
  • French or Spanish 
  • Geography or History 
  • Mathematics  
  • Science (Triple or combined) 

Two Optional Subjects: 

  • Art 
  • Citizenship 
  • Computer Science  
  • Drama  
  • Psychology 
  • Geography  
  • Latin  
  • Music 
  • Physical Education 
  • Religious Education 

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