Key stage 3
This covers just years 7 and 8 with students choosing their options at the end of year 8 so that they are ready to embark on their GCSEs from year 9.
Subjects studied in key stage 3: Art; Computing; Dance; Drama; English; Geography; History; Mathematics; Modern Foreign Languages (French, German and Spanish); PE; PSHE; RE; Science and Technology.
Students will experience all three languages during key stage 3.
Key stage 4
English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science, one of History or Geography, a Modern Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish), PE (Health or Health and Fitness) and Philosophy & Ethics are compulsory GCSEs. Students can then choose a further three options from the following:
Art (Fine Art, Graphics or Textiles); Business; Catering; Computing; Dance; Drama; Geography; History; Media; Product Design; Spanish.
We have three main learning pathways at key stage 4:
Pathway 1: Triple science. Students following this pathway will normally take the full range of academic GCSEs.
Pathway 2: Double science. Students following this pathway will normally take modern foreign languages and a combination of additional academic and vocational qualifications.
Pathway 3: This pathway allows for greater flexibility within the core curriculum and offers a further choice of vocational qualifications within the options.
Key stage 5
Subjects available for study in key stage 5
A levels: Art; Business; Biology; Chemistry; English; Economics; French; Geography; German; History; Law; Mathematics; Media; PE; Performing Arts; Philosophy; Photography; Physics; Psychology; Sociology
BTECs: Applied Law; Applied Science; Health & Social Care.
The combinations of subjects available for study will depend on:
1. How subjects are blocked within the timetable (which changes every year).
2. The qualifications obtained by a student.