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Curriculum

Our exciting, broad curriculum provides academic challenge for all students, combined with a rich cultural experience.  We believe in offering a curriculum which allows students to achieve and play to their strengths.

Here is the Curriculum provision for the academic year 2015/16.  Please note that this is reviewed every year according to student needs and in line with government policy.

Key Stage 3

The curriculum in years 7, 8 and 9 consists of:

English

Art

Literacy

Maths

Computing Modern Foreign Languages
Science Drama    (French and/or Spanish)
Reglious Education (RE) Design & Technology      Music
Personal, Social, Health Geography Physical Education (PE)
   Education & Careers (PSHEC)       History  

 

 

 

 

Students work independently and in groups. They may be taught either in mixed ability groups or sets.

We alternate our offer of a main foreign language year on year (French for Year 7 cohort in September 2015), but some students choose to study both French and Spanish throughout the key stage.  A Bridge course is available to help students develop literacy and numeracy skills.

Key Stage 4

This academic year, students in Years 10 and 11 follow their full National Curriculum entitlement of

  • English Language and Literature (double GCSE award)
  • Mathematics GCSE
  • Science (single GCSE award, double GCSE award or triple sciences)
  • Religious Education GCSE
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social, Health, Education & Careers (PSHEC)

Our current year 10 and 11 students follow 3 further option subjects from:

Art GCSE Food Technology GCSE Music GCSE
ASDAN CoPE French GCSE Physical Education GCSE
Computer Science GCSE Geography GCSE Sociology GCSE
Dance GCSE Health and Social Care BTEC Spanish GCSE
Drama GCSE History GCSE Textiles GCSE

 

 

 

 

Students may choose Study Support as their third option instead, should they need to further strengthen their English or Mathematics skills.

Key Stage 5

We offer a range of A-Level qualifications (in alphabetical order): Art, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English Literature, Film Studies, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy & Ethics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish. We also offer a GCSE retake in English and Maths.

We also offer a very successful BTEC qualification in Health & Social Care (Level 3).

For those students who enjoy Maths but do not require to take it at A-Level, we offer Core Maths.  This is a new course designed to prepare students for a career where Maths is not the focal point, but can be applied to their chosen subjects.

For those students with a passion to research a specific aspect of their course or a topic not related to their studies, the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will help develop initiative, research and presentation skills and is equivalent to half and A-Level.

For specific details of the Sixth Form offer, please visit the Sixth Form page.  There is also a link to the specific content of Sixth Form courses in each subject page of the left.

At TGS Sixth Form, students are invited to select three two year A-Level courses; a BTEC double award (worth two A-Levels) and one two year A-Level course or, from September 2017, a BTEC Extended Diploma (worth three A-Levels).  In addition to this students may opt to study an enrichment course such as Core Maths, EPQ or a range of other UCAS collector courses such as LAMDA Speech and Drama, Young Enterprise and Sports Leaders Award.  In addition, students may also pursue the Duke of Edinburgh Award.