Key Stage Three

All students will study the full KS3 National Curriculum throughout years 7-9. This curriculum has been creatively designed to provide a breadth and depth of learning experiences, ensuring that students are fully equipped with the fundamental skills and cultural capital required to begin their GCSE courses in year 10.

Year 7, 8 & 9 curriculum

English 7
Maths 7
Science 6
Core PE 4
Spanish 4
History 3
Geography 3
STEPS 2
Computing 2
Art 2
Music 2
Drama 2
DT 2
SAS 4

SAS – Year 7 & Year 8

Students will be able to select from a range of non-academic subjects with a focus on community. For more information please click here

Curriculum specialisms

During SAS in year 9, students have the opportunity to specialise in 3 subjects, which they have a particular interest in. They will study each of these for a 13-week block. This enables students to develop a deeper understanding of KS3 content in areas that they are passionate about. This will provide an opportunity for pupils to find out more about the subjects and develop key skills to be successful when starting their GCSE courses in Y10.

Subjects available:

  • Creative i-Media
  • Citizenship
  • Art
  • Food
  • Music
  • PE
  • Business studies
  • Photography
  • Health and social care
  • Dance
  • DT
  • Sociology
  • Media studies
  • Drama
  • Graphics / 3D-Art and Design

Key Stage Four

The Key Stage Four curriculum is designed to give students every opportunity to achieve their full potential and to maximise the choices available to them at post-16.

All students in Years 10 and 11 study English language, mathematics, science and physical education. Religious studies and PSHE are taught across the curriculum in this key stage.

There is a considerable amount of curriculum choice available within all of the pathways we offer. Students can choose to study from a range of GCSE and vocational qualifications. For more information on the courses offered, please click here. College Leaders will always support students in their college to make appropriate choices, maintaining an overview of the student and possible destinations post-16 and beyond.

Year 10 curriculum

English 8
Maths 8
Science 10
Core PE 4
STEPS 4
Option 1 4
Option 2 4
Option 3 4
Option 4 4

Year 11 curriculum

English 8
Maths 8
Science 10
Core PE 4
Option 1 5
Option 2 5
Option 3 5
Option 4 5