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Curriculum

The curriculum is innovative and personalised, built around students’ individual needs and based on their ability, capacity and potential. We are responsive to the national agenda thus ensuring that our students can compete robustly with all students nationally.

At Key Stage 3 students in Years 7 and 8 study broadly but with an emphasis on English, Mathematics, Science, Languages, History and Geography. Languages include Latin and it is studied by our ninety most able students. The performing and creative arts are not forgotten and subjects such as Music thrive. Each year 24 students enter the school through Art aptitude and such students contribute strongly to the profile of Art in school.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum (Years 9, 10 and 11) is diverse and personalised. Most students will, over three years, build up their English Baccalaureate, taking examinations when school considers them to be ready. In this manner students establish their portfolio. For some students there are some vocational options available.

To complement and support the curriculum, the school offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for students to extend their knowledge and understanding and to improve their skills in a range of artistic, creative and sporting activities. We refer to this as our Beyond 3PM provision. Please see right for this academic year's provision for our students.

KS3 – Years 7&8

English
Mathematics 
Science
History
Geography
French or Spanish
Art
Physical Education
Music
Latin (for some students)
Computer Studies
Religious Education

KS4 – Years 9,10,11

Core:
GCSE English
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Science
GCSE Languages
Physical Education (for all students)

Years 9, 10 and 11 Options:

GCSE History
GCSE Geography
GCSE French
GCSE Spanish
GCSE Latin
GCSE Business
GCSE Product Design
GCSE Art
GCSE Photography
GCSE Music
GCSE Drama
GCSE Physical Education
GCSE Religious Education

(BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificates):

BTEC Creative Media Production

The key contact for all matters connected with curriculum is Mr Daniel Seed, Deputy Head, MChem (Oxon).