Senior Curriculum

Senior School Curriculum

The Senior School curriculum offers an appealing combination of breadth and depth. Throughout this time our students study subjects both for their own sake as well as preparing them to attain the best possible qualifications.

All students benefit from a common curriculum in Years 7 and 8 which concentrates on the core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science as well as three humanities, three languages, and dedicated lessons in ICT, Technology, Music, Art and Drama.

Subject selection involves students and their parents as early as Year 8. Students continue to follow all the core subjects with a measure of choice being introduced. From Year 9 there are four options (with one Modern Foreign Language being compulsory). Choices include Latin, Design and Technology, Art, Drama and Music.

At GCSE students take a core of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and either dual or three separate Sciences.  They then choose four or five other subjects, one of which must be a Humanity; Geography, History, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation and one must be a Modern Foreign Language; French, German, Spanish.

Other options at GCSE include; Latin, Art and Design, Design Technology (of which there are three different options; systems and control, resistant materials and graphics), Drama, Music and Physical Education.

Please view the Curriculum Plan here

For more detail, download the Year 7 Curriculum, Year 8 Curriculum and Year 9 Curriculum