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Inspiring Curriculum

A broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum

With a wide range of subjects providing a strong foundation for further study, our curriculum is designed to equip our students with the skills to think for themselves, to nurture confidence and independence, and to encourage them to be active learners with teamwork and leadership skills.

Key Stage 3

In Years 7 to 9, the curriculum is broad and balanced. The core subjects studied by all students include English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, French, Physical Education, Personal Health and Social Education.

In Year 7, students also study  Art, Computer Science, Drama, Design & Technology, History, Geography, Music, Religious Studies and the Year 7 Enrichment programme.

In Years 8 & 9, students also study Art, Computer Science, Drama, 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, Religious Studies, 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 A level subjects, which they will study for two years and a number of short elective courses.

Core subjects are chosen from Art, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Design Technology, English Literature, French, Geography, History, Italian, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, 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 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.

Curriculum Plan 2019 – 20

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YR7 MA MA MA EN EN EN FR FR FR SC SC SC PE PE PE AR CS DR DT ER GG HI MU PSE RS

YR8 MA MA MA EN EN EN FR FR SC SC SC PE PE PE AR CS DR DT FN GG HI IT/SP MU PSE RS

YR9 MA MA MA MA EN EN EN FR FR SC SC SC PE PE AR CS DR DT FN GG HI IT/SP MU PSE RS

YR10 MA MA MA EN EN EN EN FR FR FR SC SC SC SC SC SC PE PE PSE Option 1 Option 2 Option 3

YR11 MA MA MA MA EN EN EN FR FR SC SC SC SC SC PE PE Option 1 Option 2 Option 3

YR12 A Level 1 A Level 2 A Level 3 Elective Programme Enrichment

YR13 A Level 1 A Level 2 A Level 3 Study Enrichment

Key

MA Mathmatics EN English
FR French SC Science
PE Physical Education IT/SP Italian/Spanish
AR Art CS Computer Science
DR Drama DT Design Technology
ER Yr 7 Enrichment GG Geography
HI History MU Music
PSHE Personal and Social Education RS Religious Studies
FN Food & Nutrition