The school aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and, as a result, follows the National Curriculum at Key Stage 3. We have high expectations of the academic standards which students will achieve and of the quality of the work they will produce. We seek to develop their knowledge and understanding so that students will not only be able to thrive upon leaving school, but also continue learning throughout their lives. As well as following the National Curriculum, students have the opportunity to learn Mandarin in Year 7 and study Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship (PSHCE), as well as Drama. Cross-curricular days are undertaken to develop the Personal Learning and Thinking Skills of the students. These skills form a key component of our Science Specialism days and are key themes which run throughout programmes of study in Key Stage 3.
At Key Stage 4, as well as studying English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Religious Studies, PSHCE and Core PE, students can choose from a range of subjects including Art, Business Studies, Computing, Food Technology, Electronics, Music, Geography, History, Drama, GCSE PE, Triple Science, French and Spanish. Our underlying philosophy is to ensure that students study a balanced curriculum before specialising in the Sixth Form. Students also have the opportunity to experience Sociology and Psychology in Key Stage 3, as well as Astronomy and an additional Free Standing Maths Qualification (FSMQ) in Key Stage 4.
Within the Sixth Form, the school provides a range of academic subjects which meet the needs of all our students, the vast majority of whom go on to well regarded universities. Subjects available include Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology (Product Design), English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, Government and Politics, History, ICT, Maths, Further Maths, Music, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish.