The Curriculum

THE CURRICULUM

The curriculum at Luckley ensures continuity and progression in the important years leading to GCSE and A level.

Years 7 – 9 (Key Stage 3)

Pupils follow a broad, balanced programme of study including: English, Drama, Mathematics, Science, Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish), Engineering, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Classical Civilisation, Art, Computer Science, Music, Photography, Physical Education,Textiles Technology, Food and Nutrition and 4U, our Personal and Social Education programme. Latin is available as an optional subject as part of our extended day programme.

In Year 9, pupils receive guidance in their choice of GCSE options.

Years 10 – 11 (GCSE)

All pupils follow a common core of English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science & Additional Science or Triple Award Science, a Modern Foreign Language and a short course GCSE in Religious Studies.

Your child will choose three further options from Art, Business Studies, Design Technology (Textiles), Food Preparation and Nutrition, Drama, French, German, Spanish, Geography, History, ICT, Music and Physical Education.

The curriculum is planned to ensure maximum flexibility of choice. In addition, all pupils continue with 4U and PE. Latin may also be continued through the extended day programme to GCSE.

Years 12 & 13 (A level)

We offer over 20 subject choices at A level.

Art (Fine Art), Biology, Chemistry, Classical Civilisation, Economics & Business, English Literature, Food Technology, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Further Maths, Modern Languages (French, German & Spanish), Music, Philosophy & Ethics, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Product Design (Textiles Technology), Psychology.

Most students study four AS subjects in Year 12, continuing with three at A2 level in Year 13. We also encourage all students to join the Extended Project Qualification course which not only allows them to study an area of interest in much greater depth it also provides an excellent addition to their personal statements, a valuable topic of conversation for university interviews and a chance to develop higher level research skills so sought after by universities. All Sixth Formers participate in our General PE class on a Wednesday afternoon and many involve themselves in music and drama productions as part of their studies.