Year 11 – 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 and these subjects carry through into year 11. 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, although our philosophy is built on choice so we do not insist students follow this route; although they do have to select one of the options from the 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.
We also offer a further option after school with GCSE Music. This is on top of the 4 choices.
More details of the curriculum in each subject area can be found in our subject websites that can be accessed here.