The aim of the curriculum is to provide each of our learners with the most appropriate and
challenging of learning experiences. The allocation of lessons is as follows:
60 min lessons x 5 lessons a day x 2 week timetable
In Year 8 our learners have two options to select in advance of Year 9:
1. Two subjects within a Performing Arts block.
2. Either French or German if German has been studied in Year 8.
In Year 9 our learners must select four GCSE option choices, to study alongside the core curriculum of
GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Mathematics, GCSE Science (Triple or
Combined), GCSE ICT DIDA, core PE and Short Course RS.
The four GCSE option choices come from the list below, with pupils selecting at least one subject that
is in bold:
• Business Studies
• Computer Science
• Creative iMedia – OCR National
• Design Technology
• Food Technology
• Physical Education
• Religious Studies
• Sports Science - OCR National.