In Years 9, 10 and 11, all students follow a core curriculum which includes English and English Literature, Mathematics and Science. In addition, all students follow a course in Physical Education and SMSC, which includes Careers Guidance, Ethics & Philosophy and Citizenship. All students in Year 10 undertake a week’s Work Experience in the summer term.
The English Baccalaureate (the EBacc) is awarded (but not certificated) to students who gain GCSE grades 9-5 in:
English, Mathematics, Core Science, a Modern Foreign Language (French or Spanish) and a Humanities subject (History or Geography). The thinking behind the EBacc is that it encourages students to take a broad and balanced academic curriculum.
It is highly valued by Universities and any student with future aspirations to study at University should consider following EBacc subjects carefully. However, we believe that the best courses and subjects for students are the ones that suit them best, which they enjoy the most, and which offer them clear progression to study and training beyond Year 11. This is why we offer a very broad range of subjects to give our students the greatest choice possible.
A BROAD RANGE OF SUBJECTS:
- Business Studies
- Child Development
- Computing & IT
- Design Technology: Hospitality and Catering, Engineering, Product Design
- English Language
- English Literature
- Ethics & Philosophy
- Health and Social Care
- Media Studies
- Modern Foreign Languages – Spanish and French
- Physical Education
- Double Science
Download the 14 -19 Curriculum pathway booklet here