The Curriculum

Our aim is to provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced and seeks to ensure all students are challenged and prepared for the future in a fast changing and challenging world. We encourage students to adopt a Growth Mindset, in which they come to realise that effort is paramount in securing success.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 & 8)

ArtGeographyMathematicsReligious Education
DramaGraphicsModern Foreign Language *Resistant Materials
Food TechnologyInformation TechnologyPhysical EducationTextiles

* Modern Foreign Languages

  • In Year 7 students study French. A small number of students who require greater literacy support may be removed from this subject.
  • In Year 8 students with a natural flair for languages will also study Spanish as well as French

Key Stage 4 (Year 9-11)

During Year 8, students receive detailed advice and guidance about their options. Parents are involved in this process.

Many Universities recognise the Baccalaureate suite of qualifications. This includes the following subjects English, Maths, Science a Modern Foreign Language and a Humanities subject (Geography or History). Where appropriate students are encouraged to ensure their options cover these disciplines.

All students continue to study the following subjects:

EnglishMathematicsPhysical EducationReligious EducationScience

Students are guided to select an additional 4 options from the following choices.

Art & DesignFrenchPhysical Education
Business StudiesGeographyProduct Design Ð Graphics*
Child DevelopmentHistoryProduct Design - Resistant Materials*
Computer Studies**OCR National ICTProduct Design Ð Textiles*
DramaMedia StudiesSpanish
Food TechnologyMusicWorkskills***

* Only 1 Product Design course can be followed.

**Computer Science is only suitable for students with a good level of mathematical processing.

***Workskills is suitable for students whose talents are more vocational.

Key Stage 5 (Year 12-13)

During Year 11, students receive detailed advice and guidance about their options. Parents are involved in this process. A Level courses are changing but not all at the same time. The new A level courses are more challenging. This is explained as part of the options process and in the CTK VI Form brochure.

All students follow a General RE course. This develops students faith and values. It is a lively experience and all views are welcomed. Where appropriate guest speakers are involved. Students are encouraged to enter into debate. The Extended Project is also offered to some students.

A career program is offered to prepare students for university, apprenticeships or the world of work.

Students select 4 A level options to study. Where this may prove too challenging some students select 3 A Level options.

The following subjects are offered.

Art & DesignDramaMedia StudiesPhotography
BiologyEnglish LiteratureMathematics / Further MathematicsPhysical Education
Business StudiesGeographyMFL French / SpanishPhysics
Design TechnologyICTPhilosophy and EthicsSociology


For further information please contact the Vice Principal, Mr P Burke at Christ The King.