In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) all pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum, designed to introduce them to all the main subject areas and to provide them with the skills to a solid foundation for further studies.
In Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11), all pupils must continue to follow a set of core subjects - this is a legal requirement of the National Curriculum. Beyond these core subjects, there is choice so that individual interests and talents can be developed.
Pupils and parents/carers will receive guidance and support during the Lent Term to make sure that they are fully were aware of what is involved in each of the optional subjects studied in Years 9, 10 & 11. The Options Evening is an opportunity for students and parents/carers to find out more about the general process and speak to teachers about the different courses on offer. Students can then opt in to taster lessons in the subjects that are not taught at Key Stage 3 to about them in a practical setting. Finally parents/carers are invited in to tour the school and drop in on lessons in the optional subjects.