Years 7 and 8
All students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which stretches and challenges but also provides the scaffolding to ensure that students reach their potential. As students progress through the Key Stage there is increasing opportunity for them to craft and personalise their curriculum, underpinned by high quality provision in the core subjects: English, Mathematics and Science. Throughout Year 7 and 8 students also study; Modern Foreign Languages, Computing, Humanities (History, Geography, RE), a range of Technology subjects, Art, Drama, Dance, Music and PE giving them a varied and stimulating daily diet of lessons and experiences.
In Year 9 the focus shifts to developing a deeper understanding of the subjects that they have chosen to specialise in. Students choose a number of subject areas and the additional concentrated time in these lessons will enable them to ‘master’ the subject, fostering deeper conceptual understanding of the subject. This will build powerful knowledge which ensures that all students are sufficiently challenged according to their starting points, and grasp the key concepts needed for high-level success at Year 11 and beyond.