Your child will build upon knowledge and understanding gained during their early education whilst developing their proficiency in a wide range of subjects through the acquisition of key learning skills. They will study 14 different subjects including English, maths, science and two languages.
In Year 9 your child will get the opportunity to pick 2 elective subjects to explore and start to tailor their curriculum to their own interests and aspirations before they start their (I)GCSE courses in Year 10. The electives on offer vary each year but in the past have included subjects such as:
|Exploring Media||The DT Experience|
|Business & Enterprise||Sports Leader Award|
|Extended Computing||School of Rock|
|Health & Fitness||Trinity Acting & Speaking Award|
|Being an Artist||Printmaking|
Students learn English, Mathematics, Science and a Language whilst also specialising in subject areas which reflect their interests, strengths and aspirations. This stage culminates in (I)GCSE examinations.
Students have the option between 9 and 11 (I)GCSEs depending upon their learning preferences (via combined core and Additional Mathematics plus Triple Science).
|English Literature||Science (Double Award) or |
Separate Science (Accelerated Course)
|PE (non-examined)||PSHE (non-examined)|
|Art and Design||Digital Photography|
|Additional Mathematics - please note |
that acceptance onto this course is
subject to high achievement in
Year 9 Mathematics, including
the end of year exam and
an additional aptitude test
|Design Technology (Systems)||Design Technology (Timbers)|
|Design Technology (Metals)||Design Technology (Textiles)|
|Computer Science||Media Studies|