In years 10 and 11, students are set by ability in English, Maths and Science and they receive guidance to enable them to choose four options from a wide range of academic and practical subjects.

Core Subjects

15 of the 25 hours per week are students’ compulsory subjects (the core curriculum).  4 periods of Maths & English and 5 periods of Science.  The core curriculum also contains Critical Minds for 1 period, and 1 period of PE.  Critical Minds contains a variety of wider education, including aspects of RS, Philosophy, RSE, PHSE and wider issues such as knife crime.

Option Subjects

We're proud to offer the broadest KS4 curriculum in Waltham Forest giving students more choices of qualifications than any other school in the borough.  Our curriculum is also balanced, academically challenging, varied and yet allows us to provide a suitable education for the most able, through to those with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).  The vast majority of students make 4 subject choices, each option subject has 2½ hrs per week of lessons (5 per fortnight).

Art

Business Studies

Computer Science

Dance

Drama

English Language

English Literature

Food & Nutrition

French

Geography

Health & Social Care (BTEC)

History

Italian

Mathematics

Maths Entry Level Certificate

Media Studies

Music

Graphic Products - D&T

PE Studies (GCSE)

BTEC Sport

Religious Studies

 

Combined Science

Separate Sciences - Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Sociology

Spanish

Systems - D&T

Textiles - D&T

Timbers - D&T

 

We also provide English and Maths functional skills and the ASDAN course (life skills) for those would benefit from this option as one of their 4 ‘option subjects’.  Almost all options subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.

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