Curriculum Plan

This scheme is based on 6 lessons of 50 minutes each day, taught in pairs before morning break, between break and lunch and in the afternoon. The schedule cycles over one week with every week being the same.


The options process is presented in detail each year to students, but includes:

In year 8 to start in Year 9

  • Students will continue to study the language they have studied in years 7 and 8.
  • Students will pick a humanity (Geography* or History*).
  • Students will pick a creative subject (Art, Art -Textiles, Design Technology, Hospitality & Catering, Music, Drama).
  • Students will pick 2 further subjects (Computer science*, Latin*, Business Studies, Media Studies, Classics, Psychology, Economics, Art, Art – Textiles, Design Technology, Hospitality & Catering, Music or Drama.
  • All students will have one lesson of Religious Studies and one of personal development.

Selecting options in Year 8 gives students an opportunity to get a feel for the options process and prepares them for making their GCSE choices in the spring term of Year 9.

In year 9 to start in Year 10

  • Students will have careers advice and a choices programme in tutor time leading up to decision making.
  • Students will be allocated to a pathway.
  • Students will confirm their GCSE option subjects based on their pathway:
Pathway APathway BPathway C

(students who require additional support)

Triple Award ScienceCombined ScienceCombined Science
EBacc SubjectEBacc Subject3 options (including all EBacc)
EBacc Subject3 options (including all EBacc)Additional Support
2 option subjects


  • EBacc subjects marked above with an* French, Spanish, Latin, Geography, History, Computer Science.
  • Students will also be able to add to their options GCSE PE
  • Students are not allowed to take both Art and Art Textiles, Drama and Vocational Music cannot be studied together.
  • Students will only be able to take a subject in Year 10 if they have studied it in Year 9.

All students are encouraged to follow a broad and balanced curriculum.

Sixth Form

Advanced Level choices in which students select 3 choices from the 5 option blocks. The only restriction is that students must meet the entry requirements for all three subjects and to study Advanced Level courses in general, which are published in the Sixth Form prospectus each year.



Link to options booklet

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