The Curriculum

Our students benefit from a broad and challenging curriculum. In the Lower School (Years 7 to 9) students study a wide range of subjects which help to develop their subject specific skills and knowledge in the arts, creative, practical and academic subjects. In the Upper School the range of options broadens further in order to ensure that our students are able to engage fully with a curriculum that is both relevant for them and ensures that they are properly prepared for the next stage of their education or training.

The school day is divided into six, fifty-minute lessons and begins at 8:45am with a twenty-minute tutor period or assembly. The school day ends at 3:25pm and includes a fifty-minute lunch and twenty-minute mid-morning break.

The Lower School (Years 7 to 9)

Subjects studied by all students in the lower school are:

Art English Lifelong Learning (L2)
Biology Food & Nutrition Mathematics
Chemistry French Music
Computing Geography Physical Education (PE)
Design & Technology * German Physics
Drama History Religious Education

 

 

 

 

 

The Upper School (Years 10 & 11)

In the upper school all students follow a ‘core’ of examined and non-examined subjects.

Core examined subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • English Language and Literature
  • Science (offered as a combined double award or separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
  • Religious Education (Philosophy and Ethics) (short course)

Core non-examination subjects:

  • Lifelong Learning (L2) (including Personal, Health, Careers and Social Education)
  • Physical Education (PE)

Optional Subjects currently offered are:

Art & Design Geography
Business Studies Graphics
Computer Science History
Drama Physical Education (GCSE)
Food & Nutrition Religious Education (Full Course)
French Resistant Materials
German Textiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vocational Options:

Vocational options are provided through the Waverley Federation Partnership. The range of options adapts to meet the differing needs of a particular cohort. Currently we are able to offer opportunities to study a number of subjects including:

  • Carpentry
  • Construction
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Creative & Digital Media Production
  • Engineering

 

Vlth Form Provision

Our VIth Form partner is Godalming College. Godalming College offers outstanding post-16 provision and, as a feeder school, our students are guaranteed a place if they meet the academic criteria. We work closely with Godalming to ensure that there is a smooth transition from our upper school into further education. Whilst over eighty percent of our students move to Godalming, we ensure that students are supported to make the right choice for them post-16. As well as Godalming College our students go on to attend Guildford, Alton and Farnham Colleges. They receive independent advice to help them in those decisions in addition to our own guidance programme.