At every stage
of our curriculum, we give our students, who are all very bright, stretch and
challenge and prepare them for the next step of their academic journey; from
Key Stage 3 into 4, from Key Stage 4 into ‘A’ Levels, and from Sixth Form into
university and life beyond. Throughout
their time with us, we support our students on their individual pathways to
follow their aspirations and fulfil their potential.
At Key Stage 3 (Years
7, 8, and 9) our students study English, Mathematics, Science, two Modern
Foreign Languages, History, Geography, RE, Art, Drama, Music, Computing,
Technology and PE.
This curriculum recognises the need for rigour
and pace whilst also giving our students a wide breadth of experience,
extending and enriching the National Curriculum to meet the needs of our very
able students. Their Technology course
across the first two years encompasses 5 separate areas and a challenging
project on structures. The Computing course includes coding from Year 7 and develops
all the IT skills they will need to be effective in their studies at our school.
We have also expanded Drama provision to support students develop their
interpersonal skills. In Mathematics and
Science the GCSE syllabus is followed from Year 9 in response to our students’
At Key Stage 4
all of our students follow an academic programme of 11 GCSEs with the English Baccalaureate
at its heart. 3 separate sciences are
taught to every student, there is the choice of 3 modern languages, 5
technologies and all girls follow a GCSE course for Religious Studies that also
delivers philosophy and independence of thought. There is a further choice from eight other
GCSEs including, amongst others, Computer Science, Art, Music and Drama. Latin and Photography are also offered in
twilight lessons after school. Students
are set by ability in Mathematics and taught in mixed ability groups in all
other subjects. Students also have 2
hours per week of Physical Education.
In our Sixth
Form we offer 30 subjects over a very broad range. These include all the facilitating subjects
required for top universities, including Further Mathematics. Other subjects available include, amongst
others, four Technology subjects, Art, Psychology, Philosophy and Ethics,
Economics, Drama and Music. There are
opportunities for students to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ),
and have the opportunity to complete a Sports Leaders qualification and take
part in Young Enterprise. High quality
preparation for Higher Education and careers advice is central to the pastoral
programme in Sixth Form.
Our PSHCE (Personal,
Social, Health and Citizenship Education) course runs throughout KS3, KS4 and
KS5 and is designed to prepare our students to take an informed and active role
as citizens in British society.
Alongside this an extensive tutor-time, enrichment and extra-curricular
programme seeks to instill confidence and resilience in our students for the
adventure of life beyond the school.
If you have any queries about our curriculum please email Benjamin Cloves (Deputy Headteacher) on firstname.lastname@example.org
A curriculum that meets the needs of our students
allowing them to progress.