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Curriculum

The diverse and stimulating school curriculum offers breadth, depth and challenge at every Key Stage, while catering for the needs and abilities of individual students. Teaching throughout the school encourages participation, curiosity and creativity.

The information presented below details our approach to the curriculum for all Key Stages.

The School Curriculum

Key Stage 3 (Year 07, 08 and 09)

Hours per fortnight
Subject Year 7 Year 8 Double Linguists  Year 8 Single Linguists  Year 9 Double Linguists  Year 9 Single Linguists 
English 6 6 6 6 6
Mathematics 6 7 7 7 7
Science 7 6 8 8 9
French 6 4 6 hours (one language only) 4 6 hours (one language only)
German 0 4 6 hours (one language only) 4 6 hours (one language only)
Religious Education 3 3 3 3 3
Geography 4 3 3 3 3
History 3 4 4 3 3
Computing 2 2 2 2 2
Music 3 3 3 2 2
Physical Education 2 2 2 2 3
Games 2 2 2 2 2
Design & Technology 4 3 3 3 3
Art 2 2 2 2 2

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11)

Hours per fortnight
Subject Year 10  Year 11
English 8 8
Science (Physics, Biology and Chemistry) 12 12
Mathematics 7 7
Religious Education 1 1
Games 2 2
Option 1 5 5
Option 2 5 5
Option 3 5 5
Option 4 5 5

GCSE options:  Business Studies, Geography, History, iMedia, Computing, French, Art, PE, German, Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food and Nutrition and Music.

Key Stage 5 (Year 12 and 13)

Hours per fortnight
Subject Year 12 and 13
Option 1 10
Option 2 10
Option 3 10
Option 4 10
Games 4
Enrichment 5
Personal Development 1

A Level options often include:

Art, Biology, Business Studies, Certificate in Financial Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Core Mathematics, Design & Technology , Economics, English Language and Literature, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics (AS), Further Mathematics (A2), Geography, History, Information Technology, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Physics, German, Physical Education, Politics and Religious Education.

For more information about the curriculum at each Key Stage, please download subject specific information from department areas.

Enrichment

Academic and extra-curricular enrichment underpin all aspects of the curriculum. There are many opportunities available in Sport, Music, Art, Drama, Chess, Duke of Edinburgh, CCF, and languages. Lunchtime and after school clubs and societies enhance the learning experiences of all students and are offered to students of all ages. There is also an extensive programme of visits and trips abroad.

Progress for All

Students are supported in their studies at every stage. The boys’ well-being and progress are monitored by form tutors, subject staff and Heads of Year while the student planners enable parents to oversee their sons’ homework and to gain an understanding of their day to day commitments and learning.

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