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Key Stages

KEY STAGE 3

Options for this Key Stage

Most classes are taught in form registration groups, although students are split into six ability groups for Mathematics and eight mixed ability groups for Creative Arts and Design and Technology. The slightly smaller groups allow more individual attention in those subjects that include a practical element.

Students will be allocated two Foreign Languages from French, German, Russian and Spanish. 

The curriculum is then delivered as follows:

Subjects

Lessons per fortnight

Subjects

Lessons per fortnight

 

Year 7

Year 8

 

Year 7

Year 8

Art

2

2

Mathematics

7

7

Biology

3

4

MFL1

3

3

Chemistry

3

4

MFL2

3

3

Chinese Culture & Lang

2

2

Music

2

2

Computer Science

2

2

Games

4

4

Cookery

2

0

Physics

3

4

D&T

3

3

PSHE

1

1

Drama

2

2

Religious Education

2

2

English

10

7

     
Geography 4 4      
History 4 4      

KEY STAGE 4

Options for this Key Stage

In the Spring Term, and following two Parent’s Evenings, Year 8 students will choose four subjects to continue to GCSE.  Click here to view the GCSE Options Booklet and the Year 8 parents evening PowerPoint presentation.

These choices are based on their own experience and on feedback from their teachers as to their suitability to continue the course through to GCSE examination. 

Students must choose:

Option 1

Option 2

History or Geography

a Foreign Language

And then two further choices from the following list:

Options 3 and 4

Art

History

Computing

Music

Drama

Physical Education

Electronics *

Product Design

a Foreign Language

Religious Studies

Geography

 

* From 2019/20 Electronics will only be taught to students in Year 10 and above.

The curriculum is then delivered as follows:

Subjects

Lessons per fortnight

Subjects

Lessons per fortnight

English

10

PHSE

1

Mathematics

9

RE

1

Biology

5

Option 1

5

Chemistry

5

Option 2

5

Physics

5

Option 3

5

Games

4

Option 4

5

KEY STAGE 5

During the Spring of Year 11 students and parents  (both current students and external applicants to the Sixth Form) are invited to seminars and information evenings to find out more and discuss the subjects that may be studied in Years 12 and 13.

The majority of students will study three A Level courses, with a small number taking four. Students will be asked to choose from the list below:

Subjects

Fine Art

German

Biology

Government & Politics

Business Studies

Geography

Chemistry

History

Chinese

Law

Computing

Mathematics

Drama and Theatre

Music

Electronics

PE

Product Design

Physics

Economics

Psychology

English Language

Religious Studies

English Literature

Russian

Further Mathematics

Spanish

French

 

The curriculum is then delivered as follows: 

Subjects

Lessons per fortnight

Option 1

13

Option 2

13

Option 3

13

(Option 4)

(13)

PHSE 1