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.)
Science (either Double Award or Separate)
|Art and Design
Business Studies (BTEC)
Design and Technology
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:
|Design and Technology||KS3||KS4|
|English||KS3||KS4 English Literature
KS4 English Language
|Modern Foreign Languages||KS3||KS4|
Visit the St Greg’s English Department Website for in-depth curriculum information.