A broad curriculum is followed by all pupils. It is designed to provide a breadth of experience and an academic depth as well as being relevant to the world of work.
Key Stage 3
Pupils in Years 8 - 10 follow courses in the following subjects:
Art & Design, English, Citizenship, French, Geography, German (from Year 9), History, Home Economics, Information Technology, Mathematics, Music, Personal and Social Education including Careers advice, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science and Technology.
All Year 10 pupils completed the Certificate of Competence in Information Technology at the higher levels.
Key Stage 4
Pupils in Years 11 - 12 are prepared for GCSE examinations, normally at the highest levels, in 9 to 12 subjects. They will take various combinations of subjects from the following list of the 20 currently being offered:
Additional Mathematics, Art & Design, Biology, Chemistry, Double Award Science, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, German, History, Home Economics, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Technology & Design, Information & Communications Technology and Learning for Life and Work.
Key Stage 5
In years 13 and 14 pupils could choose subjects from a range of GCE AS levels, A2 levels Advanced VCEs and Key Skills. The following is a list of subjects currently being offered:
Art & Design, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Information & Communication Technology, English Literature, French, Geography, German, History, Home Economics, Health and Social Care, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education/Sports Studies, Physics, Religious Studies and Technology & Design.
With guidance from careers staff, pupils entering Year 13 will be encouraged to create a study portfolio from a range of curriculum opportunities which, while retaining the present academic rigour, will also provide a breadth of experience that will enhance their options for entry to Further and Higher Education.
An RSA in Computer Literacy & Information Technology is available to all Year 13 pupils. Other examinations taken are the University of Oxford Young Enterprise Europe Examination, a Sentinus Engineering qualification Gold Crest awarded by the Institute of Engineers, the European Studies Programme and Key Skill in Communication.