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Curriculum

Curriculum Offer

We believe that our school has a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the academic, personal, social and physical development of all pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

For a more in-depth report on our curriculum offer, please click on the tabs below.

Key Stage 3

Pupils at Key Stage 3 study a wide curriculum designed to offer engagement and enrichment as well as providing a solid foundation for later success in public examinations.

Pupils are taught in broadly banded tutor groups for most subjects but there is further setting in Maths from year 8 onwards. All the tutor groups follow the same curriculum, although some may move faster than others, so there is no ceiling on potential achievement.

All pupils have access to a range of further opportunities including twilight lessons in additional subjects, day trips, school journeys and extra-curricular clubs and societies.

For more detail about individual subjects please follow the links in your son/daughter’s year group:

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9 

Key Stage 4 & 5

All Key Stage 4 pupils follow a course leading to public examinations [GCSE or BTEC] in a range of subjects, including a minimum core of English, Maths Science and RS as well as non examination courses in PE, PSHE and Citizenship.

A large majority also study a modern foreign language, and most take either history or geography, giving them the complete range of EBACC subjects.

Pupils follow one of three pathways leading to between 8 and 11 examination subjects, so there is some banding and fine setting in the core. Optional subjects run across the entire year group and may be completely mixed in ability.

For further details of these arrangements and of the courses followed in each subject please click the links below:

Graveney has a large academic sixth form where most students study 3 or 4 level three courses [A level, AS level and BTEC National level 3].

Any student who has not yet achieved grade C in English or Maths will also study for GCSE in these subjects. The Sixth Form Prospectus with more details of the courses available can be found in the Sixth Form section of this website.