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Academic Subjects

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Art and Design

Art is full of incredible highs, it’s exciting, rigorous, diverse and very rewarding! It is challenging too and just when you thought you knew what you were doing and what it’s all about, it stops you in your tracks!

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Biologists are scientists who study the natural world and all the living things in it, from the largest mammals to the structure and function of DNA.


Business & Economics

Think about the new top you bought last week: what businesses made it possible for you to be wearing it right now?



Chemistry is a challenging subject which seeks to explain what goes on in the world around us.

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Classical Civilisation

Students have the opportunity to study the language and literature of ancient Rome, reading authors such as Virgil, Ovid and Horace.

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Computer Science

Computer Science is part of every aspect of our lives, from the cars we drive, to the movies we watch.

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Design & Technology

Designing a product and seeing it as a 3D outcome is exciting. By studying Design and Technology, you’ll be able to build up your creativity, problem solving, planning, and evaluation skills.

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Drama & Theatre Studies

Drama is an exciting, creative and challenging course which develops understanding of a wide range of issues and themes.



Literature has the power to cross cultures. Our pupils will have the opportunity to study contemporary and modern texts, texts from across the globe and texts which have had a significant influence on our English literary and cultural heritage.


Food Preparation & Nutrition

Now more than ever, there is a strong demand for fresh, tasty and healthy food. Our aim is to inspire students to think about where their food has come from as well as developing an understanding of what is required in a healthy diet.



Geography is a dynamic subject, which is unique in bridging both the social and natural sciences.



A good historian is a person who asks why and is willing to seek the answers.

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Maths is incredibly important in our lives. Without realising it, we use mathematical concepts, as well as the skills we learn from doing maths problems every day.


Modern Foreign Languages

Knowing a foreign language opens doors and broadens the mind.

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Learning to play pieces of music on a new instrument can be a challenging, but achievable goal. Students who master even the smallest goal in music will be able to feel proud of their achievement.

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Photography gives students the freedom to record their own view of the world around them in one click

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Physical Education

We believe that all pupils who leave Luckley should have a good understanding of what it means to be healthy and what it means to lead a healthy active lifestyle.



Physics is the study of matter, energy, space and time and so deals with the behaviour of the smallest particles to the whole universe.

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A good historian is a person who asks why and is willing to seek the answers.



Psychology is the scientific study of the mind, and attempts to answer some of the questions that have plagued humans such as: What causes mental disorders? How does our brain work? What makes someone aggressive? Do children think the same way adults do?

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Religious Studies

Our aim is to provide our students with an understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions of the principal world faiths and major philosophical world views.

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Science is the lens through which we can begin to understand ourselves and the world around us. As a core subject it is compulsory for all pupils.