Year 7 and 8
In Year 7 our pupils study a broad and balanced curriculum which includes English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Latin, Religious Studies, Art, Music, Food, ICT, Drama and Physical Education. Pupils will experience French, German and Spanish before being helped to decide which language to continue moving forward into Year 8.
From Year 9 Science is taught as Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is the start of the exam course in these subjects. Pupils choose a second ancient or modern language and are advised on whether to study Latin or Classical Civilisation. They are also invited to choose two subjects from Art and Design, Drama, Food, ICT and Music. Students are supported in their decision when choosing their Year 10 Option subjects.
All year groups follow a PSHCE programme appropriate to their age and needs. Ability setting is used where appropriate in Years 7 -11, but the majority of teaching is in mixed ability groups.