Year 9, 10 and 11

All our students continue to follow a compulsory curriculum which includes; GCSEs in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science (Core, Additional, Triple for most able in Science), Religious Education and PE throughout KS4. In addition, the majority of students continue to study GCSE MFL (French/Spanish) and a Humanities (Geography/History) subject.

Students select another option from the following optional GCSE subjects list:  Art, Art Textiles, Photography, Pottery, Dance, Drama, Music, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Geography, History, Sociology, Computing, ICT, Further Maths, Statistics, Media Studies and Film Studies.

In Year 11, students who have completed Religious Studies and an option have the opportunity to have additional tuition in English and Maths or Science.  Should this not be necessary, they have the opportunity to undertake an additional GCSE/AS level qualification.  There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer in many subject areas to support pupils’ learning beyond the classroom.

Upper School Year 9 Options


  • Art
  • ASDAN Transition Challenge
  • Business Studies
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Further Maths
  • Geography
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • Mandarin
  • Media
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Product Design
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Sociology
  • Textiles

Home Learning

Homework is vital to continuing the learning experience of our young people, helping them to gain independent study skills, deepen their learning and develop habits of autonomy and personal responsibility, which will enable them to succeed at GCSE level and beyond.

Home Learning statement