Introduction to Curriculum

 

When pupils arrive in Year 7 they are placed in mixed ability tutor groups.  Year 7 pupils normally remain in the same tutor groups until the end of Year 11. Children are set during the first half term for Mathematics, English and Science. Within a year pupils are set in nearly every subject.

 

 

Children entitled to learning support are allocated to classes where targeted help is available. We have a well developed Gifted and Talented programme. We follow the National Curriculum in Years 7 to 9.

 

In Years 10 and 11 all pupils study English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, PE and RE. In addition pupils have nine hours to study four option subjects. More able pupils have to choose a foreign language as one of those subjects.

By law, all pupils study Religious Education (RE), to the end of their school life. The RE syllabus is based on the Norfolk County syllabus. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from collective worship and RE lessons, on the basis of conscience. Any child withdrawn will be required to study privately. No extra tuition is available.