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Year 10 – Curriculum

It is crucial that our young people develop the essential learning skills, resourcefulness and sense of self-worth that they will need in the ever-changing world of life and work ahead. Our curriculum therefore is one which continually evolves, combining a commitment to students’ personal development with the demands of academic rigour. 


In year 10 students begin their GCSE studies having chosen their options during year 9.  We encourage as many of our students as possible to study the full range of subjects that makes up the Ebacc in order to give the broadest possible opportunities later in life. Ultimately though, our curriculum philosophy is built on choice so we do not insist students follow any particular route beyond the core and extended core. 

An alternative pathway is available for those students who learn best through more practical and vocational elements. Our Bridge Course includes qualifications in a variety of Level 1 and 2 courses, including : Fire Service and the Community, Level 1/2  award in Event Operations, Certificate of Personal Effectiveness and work experience placements. Students have 6 hours of Bridge per week in year 10 and year 11. They will miss one PE lesson and one RE lesson a fortnight in year 10, and one PE lesson per week in year 11.

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