Upper school – Years 10 and 11 curriculum

In accordance with the National Curriculum, the following subjects are compulsory/entitlements

Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight Subject No. of 60 minute lessons per fortnight
 

 

 

 

English*

 

Science*

 

Mathematics

 

Year 10  

Year 11

 

 

 

 

Physical education

 

ICT

 

 

 

4

 

3

 

7

 

9

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

6

 

*          Most students also study English literature.

**        Most students take double subject GCSE in science.

Students complete their timetables with four further subjects. (five lessons/fortnight)

We currently offer:

  • Art
  • Personal and Social Development
  • Child Development
  • Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French, Spanish & German)
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Technology (Food, Resistant Materials or Textiles)
  • Computer Science

It is also possible for a small number of students to follow other vocational courses. In general, the curriculum is designed to prevent early over-specialisation and to ensure that a wide range of educational, training and employment opportunities remain open to all students at 16+.

Years 10 & 11 ICT Courses

OCR Cambridge National in ICT. Cambridge Nationals is the new name of OCR Nationals.  They were created in partnership and in consultation with students, teachers, education specialists and employers to ensure that they reflect the real world and prepare students for future study and the workplace.

Examinations Entry Policy

The school’s policy is to enter every student capable of achieving a grade G, or better, in the relevant GCSE examinations or equivalent.