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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 Enrichment Subjects
Maths Art Citizenship
English MFL - French / Spanish Dance
Science  Geography Personal, Social and Health Education
  History Work Related Enterprise
  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

Options -  Years 10 -11


English/English Literature

Art (GCSE)

Graphics (GCSE)


Beauty Therapy

(VTCT L1 Certificate)


AQA Science (GCSE)

Double or Triple*


Business Studies GCSE)

History (GCSE)

Core P.E (non-Exam) 




PSHE (non-Exam) 


BTEC Performing Arts (Dance)




Dance (GCSE)

Music (GCSE)


Drama (GCSE)



Engineering (Double GCSE)

Year 11 only

Philosophy and Ethics (GCSE)

(After School Provision)


Food Preparation and Nutrition (GCSE)

Product Design (GCSE)


French (GCSE)

Spanish (GCSE)


Geography (GCSE)