Our School aims to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum in order to promote academic excellence, develop the potential of the individual and widen their opportunities for further education and employment.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, and 9)

At KS3 students study a comprehensive range of subjects. The National Curriculum core subjects (English, Mathematics and Science) and the foundation subjects are taught together with Religious Education.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

At KS4 students are required to study the following GCSE subjects: English Language and English Literature, Mathematics, Science (either Double Award or Separate Sciences), Religious Education, and Core PE. They choose their other GCSE subjects in the Spring of Year 9 following a GCSE options evening. The majority of students must choose at least one humanities subject or a language at KS4.

Some students are invited to join the Foundation Learning programme designed to improve their progression to suitable vocational courses or employment with training when they leave school at 16. Others have support lessons designed to improve their key skills and maximise their progress in GCSE subjects, especially English and Mathematics.
Read a guide to Curriculum Reform and changes to GCSE grading.

Key Stage 4 Subjects
(Please note that subjects on offer can change from year to year.)

Required Choices
English Literature
English Language
Maths
Science (either Double Award or Separate)
Religious Education
Core PE
Art and Design
Business Studies (BTEC)
Childcare
Design and Technology
Food Technology
French
Geography
German
History
ICT
Materials Technology
Media Studies
Sport (BTEC)

Key Stage 5/Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13)

For information on KS5 curriculum, please see the Sixth Form Curriculum page.

Curriculum by Subject

Here are some subjects’ curriculum explained further:

Subject
Art KS3 KS4
Business Studies KS4
Design and Technology KS3 KS4
English KS3 KS4 English Literature
KS4 English Language
Geography KS3 KS4
History KS3 KS4
IT KS4
Maths KS3 KS4
Modern Foreign Languages KS3 KS4
Music KS3 KS4
Physical Education KS3 KS4
Religious Education KS3 KS4
Sciences KS3 KS4 Biology
KS4 Chemistry
KS4 Physics

Visit the St Greg’s English Department Website for in-depth curriculum information.