Curriculum

To achieve our vision of every learner being the best they can be, we have developed a curriculum in Years 7-9 that allows young people to develop their whole brain through learning from a wide variety of essential disciplines. Students will study the following:

  • Language acquisition (Chinese is compulsory and learners also study a choice of French or Spanish)
  • Language and Literature (English)
  • Individuals and Societies (Philosophy, Business, Economics, Geography, History)
  • Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology)
  • Arts (Visual Arts and Performance Arts)
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Design (Resistant Materials, Graphics, Textiles)

During Years 10-11, students can achieve more personal fulfilment through our iGCSE programme. They will continue to study the following core curriculum:

  • Language acquisition (Chinese and French or Spanish)
  • English language and literature (English)
  • Mathematics
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology)

Students can personalise their programmes by making three choices from any combination of the following areas:

  • Individuals and Societies (Religious Education, Business, Economics, Geography, History)
  • Creative Thinking and Expression (Art, Drama, Music, Resistant Materials, Graphics, Textiles, Food, Dance, Media, Hospitality)

In addition, we are keen that our learners are ready for the jobs of the future that don’t yet exist. The ‘fourth industrial revolution’ described by the World Economic Forum identifies the skills of creativity, complex problem solving and emotional intelligence as critical. Students are therefore able to tailor a suite of experiences from non-examined courses across their two-year programme.

After Year 11, students choose once more to prepare themselves for future university or employment opportunities:

International Baccalaureate (A choice of subjects from six groups)

International Baccalaureate Careers Programme (A choice of five BTEC Subjects and any combination of IB certificates with a personal project, language portfolio and reflective project)
International Diploma (A choice of BTEC Subjects)

Foundation Diploma (A choice of individual courses designed to meet individual learning needs)

Across all ages, students will participate in lessons which prepare them for the challenges that face young people through the teenage years. This includes learning about relationship and sex education, emotional intelligence and digital citizenship.

All students will participate in our extra curriculum programmes through Community Action and Service (CAS) in every year group.

The school has a strong commitment to inclusion which means offering a wide variety of courses that offer different styles of learning and assessment. For some, offering additional support for EAL, literacy or specific learning needs.