Key Stage 3 Students have 25 lessons per week
Key Stage 4 students have 25 lessons per week (some additional support classes are put on after school for Y11)
Key Stage 5 students have on average 18 lessons per week (Y12 study 3 or 4 subjects, 15-20 hours per week, Y13 study 3 subjects, 15 hours per week)
The School Day
|All Year Groups||Tutor Time||8.40am||9.00am|
|Years 7, 9 & 11||Lunch||12.20pm||12.50pm|
|Years 8 & 10||Period 4||12.20pm||1.20pm|
|All Year Groups||Period 5||1.50pm||2.50pm|
|Years 11, 12 & 13||Period 6||2.50pm||3.50pm|
Key Stage 3: Y7 - Y9 (age 11-14)
Year groups are split into three bands in KS3 (x, y and z)
Maths are set by ability in all three year groups.
DT in KS3 are taught projects that rotate at set points throughout the academic year.
In year 7, Foundation Learning is available for students identified as requiring support with Numeracy and Literacy. These students are withdrawn from mainstream English, Maths, History, Geography and Spanish classes.
All Subjects in KS3 are Compulsory
|All Subjects in KS3 are Compulsory|
|Year 8 Hrs/Wk||2||1||1||0||1||1||1||2||3||4||2||4||3|
Key Stage 4: Y10 & Y11 (aged 14-16)
KS4 groups work primarily towards GCSE qualifications. The year groups are split into two bands. KS4 curriculum is a mixture of 6 Core subjects and 3 Option subjects chosen from the lists in the table below. All KS4 students should take at least one humanity (History / Geography) and a full EBACC programme of study would also include Spanish.
Compulsory Core Subjects
|Option A||Option B||Option C|
|Year 10 (Hrs/Wk)||4||5||6||1||1||1||2||2||3|
|Year 11 (Hrs/Wk)||4||5||