A Diverse Curriculum

We seek to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development of students and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

“In lessons, students work well and good teaching enables them to make good progress.”
Ofsted 2012

Our decision to condense the Key Stage 3 curriculum into Years 7 and 8 allows the school to introduce greater personalisation of the curriculum in Years 9, 10 and 11, thereby meeting the different needs of learners more effectively. This development provides more focus on skills-based learning, greater pace and enhanced motivation.

In Key Stage 4 students are assigned to one of three pathways based on their ability, aptitude and performance. They are guided onto an appropriate range of subjects. For example, our most able students take the English Baccalaureate which is a new performance measure including English, Mathematics, History or Geography, the Sciences and an Ancient or Modern Foreign Language. Our goal is to ensure that all students achieve to the best of their ability by providing a very extensive range of academic, practical and vocational courses.

The school has a large and successful Sixth Form offering a very wide choice of GCE (A Level) and BTEC courses.

Beyond the Curriculum

Year 7 and 8 Citizenship presentation evening 2014 Year 7 and 8 Citizenship presentation evening 2014 Beyond the Curriculum trip to the Royal Opera House 2013 Beyond the Curriculum trip to the Royal Opera House 2013 Beyond the Curriculum trip to the Royal Opera House 2013 Year 10 students study for Leadership and Management qualification (2013) Year 10 students study for Leadership and Management qualification (2013) Year 10 students study for Leadership and Management qualification (2013)