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Curriculum

Key Stage 3

In KS3, the core subjects are studied by all students and include English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, French, Physical Education, Personal Health and Social Education.

In Year 7, students also study Computer Science, Creative Arts (Drawing & painting, 3D design) Drama, Design & Technology, History, Geography, Music, Religious Studies and the Challenge Curriculum.

In Years 8 & 9, students also study Art, Drama, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Food and Nutrition, History, Geography, Music and Religious Education.

From Year 8, students also have an opportunity to study an additional Modern Foreign Language with a choice of either Spanish or Italian.

To offer greater accessibility, our curriculum is organised to enable GCSE courses in Mathematics and Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) to commence in Year 9.

Key Stage 4

Students continue to study the core subjects of English (Language and Literature), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, French, PE and PSHE. Students also have an opportunity to choose three additional subjects from the following: Art, Computer Science, Drama, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Food and Nutrition, Italian, Music, RE, Spanish, Sports Studies, Textiles.

KS4 Whole School Reading List

Key Stage 5

In Key stage 5 all students follow the JCG Advanced Learning programme. Students will choose three elected (A level) subjects, which they will study for two years and a number of short ‘wild’ courses.

Core subjects are chosen from Art, Biology, Chemistry, Design Technology, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Italian, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Sports Studies, Theatre Studies and Textiles.

The elective courses will vary from year to year, responding to student interest and needs. Our elective courses will include AS level Further Mathematics, the Extended Project Qualification along with a variety of short courses, which develop intellectual curiosity, imaginative thinking and an understanding of cultural events which shape our world.

Our Advanced Learning Programme is designed to enable students to become better learners and reflect on and manage their own wellbeing by participating in bespoke activities. Our students will also participate and contribute to a wide and varied community service programme.