A Range of Subjects
In Key Stage 3, you’ll study a lot of different subjects. We want you to get to grips with a wide range of courses that are taught by teachers who are real enthusiasts for their subjects.
We teach a number of our subjects in sets, where you’ll be with other people who have about the same ability as you. We’ll keep an eye on whether or not you’re in the right set and move you if necessary.
In some subjects, such as Computer Science, Art, PSHE, Drama and Music and Music Technology, where there are no sets, you will be taught alongside all the other members of your tutor group. We find that this balance of set classes and mixed classes works well, as it gives you the opportunity to progress as fast as possible and to mix with lots of different people.
You’ll have time to study languages too. Nearly all students study Mandarin, and we also offer a choice of French, German or Spanish to those who study mainstream English. If you aren’t a native or fluent English speaker, and you find working in English difficult, you will follow the English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme instead of your European language option. We also have a Dutch and Korean (Year 9 only) language option.
All of the subjects you’ll study are described in this curriculum guide, but please ask us if you’d like to know more about any of them.