Curriculum Model

“The breadth of curriculum opportunities available at the school is a real ‘gem’ in the school’s offer to its pupils.”  Ofsted 2019

A core belief of the school is that pupils should have access to a wide curriculum in order to extend their breadth of knowledge as well as develop their passion for particular subjects. We work hard to ensure that our curriculum is not narrowed and that at Key Stage 4 all pupils have a wide range of options and courses available to them. Currently, we offer 18 different options at Key Stage 4.

Our extra-curricular offer is second to none. As well as having the largest Duke of Edinburgh Award cohort in the East of England, we offer an exceptionally wide range of clubs and activities from sport to the arts. As well as the more traditional curriculum, the school has also introduced specialised curriculum provision to support particular groups of pupils. For example, the ‘Learning through Sport’ programme targets pupils with an interest in sport and who would benefit from additional literacy and numeracy support. The curriculum model for the school is reviewed annually to ensure that it meets the needs of our pupils. The current model is below.

Year 7WG 1-6WG 7WG 8-9WG10
Art2222
CC4444
Drama2222
English8101010
Food2221
Geography3 (WG5/6 have 4)333
History3 (WG5/6 have 4)333
IT0111
Maths7888
MFL(Fr)5 (WG 5/6 have 3)000
Music1111
PE5555
PSHE2222
RE1111
Science6777
Year 8WG1-4WG 6-10WG 11
Art222
Drama222
English799
Food222
French 500
Geography444
History444
IT121
Maths788
Music222
PE555
PSHE111
RE222
Science788
Year 9MFLNon-MFL
Art22
Drama22
English810
Food22
French 50
Geography 44
History44
IT11
Maths810
Music22
PE55
RE22
Science67
Yr 10/11MFLNon-MFL
English99
MFL50
History or Geography 5 (6 in Year 10)5
Maths88
Option 155
Option 255
Option 305
PE (Core)44
Science9 (8 in Year 10)9