Departments

We constantly seek new and engaging innovations for our curriculum, the curriculum includes our high impact Resilience Curriculum, where we challenge our Year 7 to be the most resilient learners they can be. In addition we will have an Arts Option for Year 7 and 8 to immerse pupils in their favourite Arts subject and promote deep learning, alongside our Rugby and Netball Academies where we foster our young people in a competitive and high achieving sports environment.

In Year 8 and 9, our Enrichment Curriculum offer includes Skiing, Water Sports, Gardening and Architecture amongst others; all subjects delivered in school time and offered by our dedicated teaching staff, who have a passion for something beyond the normal curriculum. Year 9 pupils have the opportunity to study pre-options with the aim of engaging, inspiring and up-skilling students so that they are enthusiastic about their option choices and prepared for success. In Year 10 and 11, pupils focus on the core, but choose from the widest range of options subjects that we can give them, thus giving them a broad base of experiences on which to make informed choices for post 16.

We are also developing our Sixth Form Curriculum to include tangible pathways into both academic and vocational degree subjects, the world of work or higher level apprenticeships. Our vocational pathways will include relevant work related learning opportunities such as sports leadership, engineering and child care, whilst our more academic pathways will benefit from our developing Career Academy and links with high quality Russell Group Universities.

Our curriculum is highly innovative and aspires to meet the demands of learners in the 21st Century; as such we need engaging, inspirational, motivated individuals to meet the demands of our curriculum.

For further information about our curriculum please contact the Deputy Head teacher (Miss Hannah Wilson) with responsibility for curriculum – [email protected]


Economics

Modern Foreign Languages

History

Geography

Religious Studies

Art and Design

Business Studies

Food Preparation and Nutrition

Graphic Design

Resistant Materials

Textiles

English

Health & Social Care

ICT & Computing

Mathematics

Drama

Dance

Music

Physical Education

Science

Sociology

Media

Film Studies

Performing Arts Production

KS3 – Year 7

All pupils study:
English French Geography History
Maths Microsoft Studies PE RE
  Resilience Science  

Creative Options, 2 from:

Art Computer Science Cooking Dance
Design Drama Media and Film Music

KS3 – Year 8

All pupils study:
English French Geography History
Maths Media in Context PE RE
  Science  

Creative Options, 2 from:

Art Computer Science Cooking Dance
Design Drama Media and Film Music

Applied Resilience Options*, 1 from:

Biking Boxing Cake Decorating Cooking
Costume and Makeup Design Fashion Illustration Graphical Design Horse Riding
Netball Painting and Drawing Performance Company Photoshop and Photography
Piano Lessons Pixar Animation Rock Band Rock Climbing
Rugby Skiing Video Game Design Water Sports

*Applied resilience options are subject to change and depend on pupil interest/ staff availability

KS4 – Year 9

All pupils study:
English Maths PE Science

Creative Options, 4 from:

Art Business Studies Child Development Computer Science
Crewing Dance Design Technology Drama
Film Studies Food and Nutrition French Geography
Health and Social Care History Media Studies Music
Physical Education Religious Education Sociology Spanish

Applied Resilience Options*, 1 from:

Biking Boxing Cake Decorating Cooking
Costume and Makeup Design Fashion Illustration Graphical Design Horse Riding
Netball Painting and Drawing Performance Company Photoshop and Photography
Piano Lessons Pixar Animation Rock Band Rock Climbing
Rugby Skiing Video Game Design Water Sports

*Applied resilience options are subject to change and depend on pupil interest/ staff availability

KS4 – Year 10

All pupils study:
English Maths PE Science

GCSE Options, 4 from:

Art Business Studies Child Development Computer Science
Crewing Dance Drama Film Studies
Food technology French Geography Graphics
Health and Social Care History Media Studies Music
Photography Physical Education Religious Education Resistant Materials
Sociology Spanish Textiles  

KS4 – Year 11

All pupils study:
English Maths Science  

GCSE Options, 2 from:

Art Business Studies Child Development Computer Science
Crewing Drama Economics Food technology
Geography Graphics Health and Social Care History
Media Studies Music Photography Physical Education
Religious Education Resistant Materials  Sociology Textiles

GCSE List

AQA
Art & Design Child Development English Language English Literature
Home Economics, Food and Nutrition History MFL (Spanish and French) Music
D&T Textiles D&T Food D&T Resistant Materials D&T Graphics
Science (Applied) Science Additional Science Triple Science Core
Sociology
EDEXCEL
Business Studies Health and Social Care Maths Religious Studies
OCR
Child Developement Computing Drama ICT
Geography Health and Social Care History Physical Education
WJEC
Food Preparation and Nutrition Film Studies Media Studies Health and Social Care
Religious Studies
The Rodillian Academy