In short, our curriculum intends that:

  • We are safe.
  • We are inclusive.
  • We are ambitious.
  • We provide opportunity for all student to make progress over time.
  • We live out our school values.
  • We are part of our community.
  • We meet the National Curriculum.
  • We provide for the local opportunities while also expanding horizons.
  • We provide a 3-year KS3 with a curriculum sequenced to a robust set of qualifications that open doors to next steps.
  • We provide a core of learning in literacy and numeracy. 

Download the New National Curriculum for England Framework.

Key Stage 3: Years 7 – 9

All students study the following subjects:

  • English (including Drama)
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish)
  • ICT
  • PE
  • Cumbria Award
  • Industry Projects
  • Technology (including Food Technology)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Personal Development
  • Religious Studies

Key Stage 4: Years 10 – 11

All students continue to study a core of subjects:

  • AQA                       GCSE English Literature
  • AQA                       GCSE English Language
  • EDEXCEL               GCSE Maths
  • AQA                       GCSE Biology
  • AQA                       GCSE Chemistry
  • AQA                       GCSE Physics

In addition to compulsory subjects, students choose further courses from:

  • AQA                       GCSE History
  • OCR                       GCSE Geography
  • AQA                       GCSE Art
  • AQA GCSE Spanish
  • Eduquas               GCSE Design Technology
  • WJEC                     Vocational Award in Hospitality and Catering (Level 1/2)
  • TQUK                    Level 1/2 Certificate in Design Engineering and Construction (The Built Environment)
  • Pearson               BTEC Sport

NB: Subjects for options will depend on demand in any one year and are under constant review