So what does that look like in reality?
We achieve this through offering a real diversity and breadth of subjects on offer, building a curriculum as much as possible around the strengths and interests of the individual learner, whilst ensuring that all students have a strong core foundation of skills and understanding.
In Years 7 and 8 there are core subjects (English, maths, science and religious studies) and carousel subjects (15 others across science, technology, arts, sports, foreign language and humanities), which move on to become core subjects and options from Year 9 onwards.
Year 10 and 11 pupils study towards their GCSE examinations. Typically they study six compulsory subjects (English language and literature, mathematics, combined science and RS) and four optional subjects. The curriculum can be extended or reduced to suit the educational needs of the pupil. The GCSE curriculum booklet is given to all families at the GCSE evening held during Year 9 and contains a full description of all courses, examination boards and assessment details. We offer a wide range of subjects to suit all pupils but recommend a balance that will usually include a language and a humanities subject. GCSE examination boards vary from subject to subject and are chosen with care by heads of department.
Senior School curriculum schedule 2021-22
GCSE curriculum booklet 2020-22
GCSE curriculum booklet 2021-23
GCSE curriculum booklet 2022-24
GCSE options form 2022-24
A level curriculum booklet 2020-22
A level curriculum booklet 2021-23
A level curriculum booklet 2022-24
A level options form