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

For more information about our curriculum intent, implementation and impact or specifics about subject areas, please contact us.