Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum through years 7 - 13 is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated, with its overall purpose being to create ambitious and capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.  Our curriculum covers 6 main areas of learning and experience helping to create healthy, confident, enterprising, creative, ethical and informed individuals who are ready to play a full part in life and work.

6 Areas of Learning and Experience

  • Expressive arts
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Humanities
  • Languages, literacy and communication
  • Mathematics and numeracy
  • Science and technology

Literacy, numeracy and digital competence are developed and the Welsh dimension considered through all subject areas.

Years 7 - 9 Curriculum

Students follow a broad curriculum in years 7 - 9 which will help them to build on the progress they have made in years 3 - 6. Details of the specific subjects followed can be found by looking at the curriculum maps below.

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum

The KS4 curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individual students, allowing them to maximise their progress in core subjects and have flexibility in deciding their optional subjects. Details of year 10 and 11 core and optional curriculum can be found by looking at the curriculum maps below.

Year 12 and 13 Curriculum

The majority of our year 11 cohort continue their studies in the sixth form at Whitchurch.  The sixth form offers a vast array of qualifications at all levels providing academic rigor, pastoral support and guidance to give pupils the qualifications and personal development needed for success in any chosen fields.  Strong links are forged between the school and selected universities.  For details of the courses on offer, the application process and details of entry requirements please click here.

Curriculum Maps

For a copy of our Curriculum Overview Maps, showing the main themes or topics that your child will be studying throughout the academic year, please click here.

Learning Pathways

Students of all abilities are supported in following an appropriate curriculum to help ensure that they meet their full potential.  Further details of the learning pathways in place for our students and the advice and guidance programme can be found in the 11-18 learning pathways policy which can be viewed by clicking here.

Students are also encouraged to complete an individual learning pathway plan which can be viewed via the KS4 Subject Information page, please click here to be redirected.