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At Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School we have a curriculum designed to provide a stimulating and personalised education for every student. We believe it places education at the heart of the learning community and provides equality of opportunity and access for all.

The curriculum is intended to provide a high quality experience for all, promoting breadth, balance and depth. Above all it should present stretch, challenge and stimulus in order to promote the highest possible levels of educational achievement.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is covered in two years; 7 and 8. The teaching in these year groups is delivered in accordance with the legislative requirements of the latest National Curriculum. The curriculum is accelerated and all departments plan to cover the normal content of Key Stage 3, more conventionally delivered over three years, in two. Higher expectations are made of students as a result. Students are therefore able to choose their GCSE subjects towards the end of Year 8.

Subjects covered in Years 7 and 8         

English 
Mathematics
Science
Design & Technology       
ICT
French
German
Spanish
History
Geography
Drama
Art
Music
Religious Education
Physical Education
PSHE
Citizenship

GCSE Courses
Core Subjects (unless indicated, three year courses starting in year 9)

English Language
English Literature
Mathematics
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
French, German or Spanish
Religious Education

Option Subjects (two year courses starting in year 9)

Art & Design   
Food and Nutrition     
Design and Technology: Graphic Products
Design and Technology: Resistant Materials
Drama
Geography
History
Music
Computer Science
Sports Studies
Second Languages, chosen from French, German or Spanish

Alongside the examination subjects listed, all students have core lessons in PE/Games and *Religious Education. PSHE and Citizenship is also delivered via dedicated lessons.

*Religious Education lesson - (pupils may request to be withdrawn on the basis of belief)