Students in Y7 and Y8 experience all of our subjects to ensure they have a breadth of knowledge and the foundations of great progress and a successful future. Out curriculum is designed around ensuring students are fluent in the fundamentals of English, Maths and Science and experiencing cultural, moral, spiritual and creative opportunities through all of our subjects so that they develop as a whole student.
Toward the end of their journey in Year 8 students recieve dedicated 1:1 careers, information advice and guidance and select the options they want to study at GCSE. These options are based on their attainment over time and their aspirations for their future.
We have a range of pathways at KS4 to suit all students; these are decided on a student-to-student basis in collaboration with students, parents and our Directors of Progress.
Our most academic pathway sees student studying triple sciences alongside English, Maths, RS, a choice of History or Geography, and a modern foreign language. This pathway is suited for students who plan to go on to study A-Levels and degree courses at the most prestigious universities. Other students will study dual science which will give them additional options to chose from a range of more vocational or creative subjects such as Music, Art, Sport, Catering, Computer Science or Design Technology. We also arrange a small number of alternative, bespoke, pathways for students who plan to move into employment sooner with work placements, short courses and skills based learning.
English Language – Mrs L Osbalderson
English Literature – Mrs L Osbalderson
Maths – Mr R Wilkinson
Religious Studies – Mr B Jones
Biology – Mr T Appleby
Chemistry – Mr T Appleby
French – Mrs S Denholm
Geography – Miss C Trainor
Computer Science – Ms N Dawson
History – Mr J Walton
Physics – Mr T Appleby
Spanish – Mrs S Denholm
Art – Ms J Gibson
Catering – Mrs C Hart
Design & Technology – Mrs G Gill
Health & Fitness – Mr D Wilson
Music – Mr D Hawkins
Sport – Mr S Monan
Extra curricular activities:
Alongside our curriculum offer, we expect all students to take an active role in their community; contributing to our Faith in Action programmes, local community projects and charity events.
We have a dedicated member of staff who supports students access to Music and to Sport and are aiming towards 100% accessing these opportunities. In Year 7 and Year 8 students take part in our “Keys to Success” programme of extra-curricular offers which complement our academic curriculum and support the development of the whole child and their character.