07 In Year 7 the focus is on reinforcing and strengthening numeracy and literacy skills; establishing high expectations and developing students’ enthusiasm and independence for learning.
09 In Year 9 the focus is on preparation for the end of Key Stage tests or assignments, preparing students for the demands of GCSEs and on making choices for Key Stage 4.
- English, Maths and Science – the core subjects – are given priority time.
- History, Geography and Religious Studies
- Modern Languages
504 Gateway Time-out Music and Drama every week. Physical Education – is given time each week to allow team sports and individual skills to be developed in conjunction with a wide and impressive range of extra-curricular activities, including trampolining, cheer-leading, dodge ball, climbing and handball. Art and Design – has a high profile in the school with specialist rooms offering access to a wide range of materials including photography, printing and sculpture. Design and Technology 504 Gateway Time-out_捕鱼游戏赢_星力捕鱼游戏 Computer Science Astronomy - is delivered by a specialist team of teachers in all key stages. Topics include: Government and Politics, Rights and Responsibilities, Sex Education, Drugs Education and Careers. Literacy and Numeracy 504 Gateway Time-out_捕鱼游戏赢_星力捕鱼游戏
There are also opportunities for students to engage in learning outside of the timetabled curriculum. Astronomy GCSE is a popular option in year 9 and Latin from year 7.
Homework support is offered within Department areas. The school library also offers a quiet area to study before and after school and during lunchtime.