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Teaching & Learning

As an 11-16 academy, we are committed to excellence, offering a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that meets the needs of all of our students and ensures that all students are stretched and challenged to achieve to the very best of their ability.

Years 7 to 9 

In the first three years of secondary education, all students follow a common curriculum which comprises of the following subjects:

Core Subjects Foundation Subject Personal, Social and Health Education
English MFL - French / Spanish Dance
Science  Geography Personal, Social and Health Education
  Food Technology  
  Design Technology  
Years 10 to 11 (KS4)  

We are committed to offering a broad and flexible Key Stage 4 curriculum which matches the needs and interests of all of our students.  Most students take a range of GCSE or equivalent Level 2 qualifications. Level 1 and entry Level qualifications are also offered where appropriate.

Students in KS4 follow a core curriculum and study four additional option subjects.

 Core Subjects Years 10 - 11

Ebac Options 10 - 11

Open Options 10 -11 
      Two from:

English/English Literature

Geography (GCSE) or

History (GCSE)

Art (GCSE)


French (GCSE) or

Spanish (GCSE)

BTEC Performing Arts (Dance)

AQA Science (GCSE)

Double or Triple*



Computing (GCSE)

Core P.E (non-Exam) 


  Drama (GCSE)

PSHE (non-Exam) 




Food Preparation and Nutrition (GCSE)




Music (GCSE)



  Photography (GCSE)




Physical Education (GCSE)




Design & Technology :Electronic and Mechanical Systems (GCSE)




Design & Technology: paper and Boards (GCSE)