At Queens’ we provide a broad and balanced curriculum experience designed to develop students as fully rounded individuals. We believe that the curriculum should enable all young people to become:
‘Active, aspirational, creative, independent and resilient learners who embrace risk, learn from mistakes and make outstanding progress.’
The curriculum provides for all abilities, challenging the most able and developing skills and talents for all. Students develop a wide range skills to equip them for life in modern Britain.
The curriculum strengthened through our commitment to personal development. This includes guidance on careers education and personal well-being (including sex and relationship education).
Key Stage 3
In Years 7 to 9 the curriculum is designed to introduce our students to a wide range of subjects across the academic disciplines.
Students study English, Maths, Science, Languages, Geography, History, Physical Education, Music, Design & Technology, Art, Computer Science, Religious Education and PSHE. Each department offers a relevant and differentiated curriculum that has regard to the National Curriculum.
Students are taught in mixed-ability form groups for the majority of their subjects. Academic setting is introduced in Year 8 for Mathematics.
Key Stage 4
In Years 10 and 11, students follow a curriculum designed to prepare them for GCSE examinations. The curriculum includes a compulsory core of subjects and a broad range of optional subjects designed to allow students to pursue their areas of interest.
Core subjects: English Language; English Literature; Mathematics; Science; PE
Optional subjects: Languages (French, Spanish and German), Geography, History, PE, Music,
Food, Art, Computer Science, Religious Studies; Sociology, Psychology,
Resistant Materials; Graphic Products, Business Studies, Music, Drama
In addition, students follow a non-examined PSHE Programme.
Key Stage 5
Queens’ offers an extensive academic Sixth-Form curriculum, with around 30 courses available at GCE level. Students also have the opportunity to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) to further pursue a particular area of interest.