All pupils take the same subjects largely in mixed-ability tutor groups, although setting will take place in Mathematics during the year.
Subjects studied are:
• Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
• French and Spanish
• Design and Technology
• Food and Nutrition
• IT and Computing
• Religious Studies
• Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education
• Games and PE
Years 8 and 9
The subjects are as in Year 7. However, from Year 8 onwards pupils will choose to study either French or Spanish. From Year 8 onwards Mathematics and English will be taught in ability sets and this will also be the case in Science from Year 9.
Homework: Two or three subjects are set each evening. The recommended time is 20-30 minutes per subject in Year 7, rising to 30-40 minutes per subject in Year 9. Pupils in all years are assessed regularly in class, with more formal school examinations taking place in the summer term.