In year 11 students have 25 lessons a week covering a range of core and chosen subjects.

Below is a general overview of the topics students are taught throughout the year in each subject.

If you would like to speak to us about any aspect of our curriculum, please get in touch.

Core subjects

English language and literature

  • English Language Paper 1
  • English Language Paper 2
  • Spoken Language
  • English Literature Paper 1
  • English Literature Paper 2
  • Mock preparation
  • Bespoke revision and teaching

Visit our English page for more information


  • Living with the physical environment
    • Challenge of natural hazards
    • Climate change
    • The Living World
    • Physical Landscapes in the UK
  • Challenges in the human environment
    • Urban issues and challenges
    • The changing economic world
    • Economic futures in the UK
  • Geographical applications

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  • The Elizabethan age, 1558-1603
  • The USA, a nation of contrasts, 1910-1929
  • The development of the UK, 1919-1990
  • Changes in health and medicine in Britain

Visit our history page for more information


Autumn term

Bespoke scheme of work adapted from end of year 10 mocks

Spring term

Bespoke revision program created from October mocks

Visit our mathematics page for more information

Modern foreign languages

  • Theme 1: identity and culture
    • me, my family and friends
    • technology in everyday life
    • free-time activities
  • Theme 2: local, national, international and global areas of interest
    • home, town, neighbourhood and region
    • social issues
    • global issues
    • travel and tourism
  • Theme 3: current and future study and employment
    • my studies
    • life at school/college
    • education post-16
    • jobs, career choices and ambitions

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Religious studies

  •  Religion, philosophy and ethical studies in the modern world
  • Study of Christianity
  • Study of a world faith – Judaism

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Autumn term

  • Inheritance and Variation
  • Rate and Extent of Chemical Change
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Chemical Changes Part 1
  • Mocks Round 1

Spring term

  • Chemical Changes Part 2
  • Electricity
  • Mocks Round 2/Revision for GCSE Exams

Summer term

  • Revision for GCSE Exams

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Optional subjects


  • Portfolio work
  • Set task

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Business studies

Theme 1: Business Activity: (written exam, 50%)

  • Business activity
  • Marketing
  • People
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Influences on Business


Theme 2: Building a business (written exam, 50%)
• Growing the business
• Making marketing decisions
• Making operational decisions
• Making financial decisions
• Making human resource decisions

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Child development and care

Autumn term

  • Studying appropriate equipment for a nursery, specifically changing equipment and outside play equipment.
  • Designing a floor plan for a feeding area of the nursery and analysising it for safety hazards

Spring term

  • Students will be analysising two types of formula (lacto free and goats)
  • Looking at dietary requirements for toddlers
  • Making a bottle of formula then evaluating it

Summer term

  • Exam revision

Visit our child development page for more information

Computer Science

Unit 1 – Computer Systems (written exam, 50%)

Computer systems focuses on some of the key theory studied over Year 10 and Year 11. The units of study are categorised into 6 key units with sub topics included in each of these. These units will be worked on through Year 10 and Year 11.

1.1 Systems Architecture

1.2 Memory & Storage

1.3 Computer Networks, Connections and Protocols

1.4 Network Security

1.5 Systems Software

1.6 Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Issues


Unit 2 – Computational thinking, Algorithms and Programming (written exam, 50%)

Unit 2 will focus on some of the practical elements of Computer Science and the theory behind programming. They will apply some of the knowledge and understanding that they gained in Unit 1. The units of study are categorised into 5 key units with sub topics included in each of these. These units will be worked on through Year 10 and Year 11 with practical lessons alongside.

2.1 Algorithms

2.2 Programming Fundamentals

2.3 Producing Robust Programs

2.4 Boolean Logic

2.5 Programming Languages and IDE

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Unit 1: safety and security in construction
(external assessment online)
Unit 2: practical construction skills (internal assessment)
Unit 3: planning construction projects

Visit our construction page for more information


  • Recapping professional works
  • Solo performance
  • Duet/trio performance
  • Exam responses
  • Choreography
  • Written assessment

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  • Exploring texts
  • Evaluating live theatre
  • Blood Brothers
  • Performance assessments
  • Revision
  • Portfolio improvement

Visit our drama page for more information

Engineering design

This course is assessed through four units:

25% R105: design briefs, design specifications and user
requirements (exam)

25% R106: product analysis and research task
(how products are made)*

25% R107: developing and presenting engineering designs*

25% R108: 3D design realisation (making task)*

* internally assessed

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Hair and beauty

• develop a broad understanding of the hair and beauty sector
• develop significant knowledge, which spans the entire vocational sector and related industries
• develop academic and study skills, that will support progression within the hair and beauty sector and, more broadly, across a range of sectors

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Health and social care

• Essential values of care, for use with individuals in care settings
• Communicating and working with individuals in health, social care and early years settings
• Understanding body systems and disorders
• Understanding life stages

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Hospitality and catering

• Meanings of food related terms
• Equipment
• Safety and first aid
• Recipe adaption
• Healthy eating
• Presentation techniques
• Environmental issues
• The hospitality industry
• Types of service
• Planning for functions
• Team work and communication

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You will study lots of different media forms, such as:

  • Television
  • Online media
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Film marketing
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Social and participatory media
  • Music videos
  • Radio
  • Video games

Visit our iMedia page for more information



  • Defying gravity
  • Brief composition
  • Beethoven
  • Recapping set works
  • Mock exam papers
  • Performance and improvement


  • African music
  • Film and screen
  • Brief composition
  • Ensemble
  • Mock papers
  • Musical dictation
  • Composition improvement
  • Exam technique

Visit our music page for more information

Physical education

  • Improving social skills and enhancing social behaviour
  • Focus on wellbeing, positivity and appreciation of healthy body and mind
  • Choice of PE pathway
  • Developing components of fitness
  • Outdoor pursuits and awareness of outdoor activities – OCR
  • Performance and sports leadership – OCR

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  • Aggression
  • Learning
  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Language
  • Culture
  • Groups

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• Social structures, social processes and social issues
• Families and households
• Education
• Crime and deviance
• Social stratification

Visit our sociology page for more information

Triple science


Autumn term

  • Further Inheritance and Variation
  • Further Infection and Response
  • Further Organisation

Spring term

  • Further Organisation
  • Further Homeostasis
  • Further Ecology

Summer term

  • Revision for GCSE Exams


Autumn term

  • Rate of Reaction
  • Chemical Changes
  • Further Chemical Analysis

Spring term

  • Further Quantitative Chemistry
  • Further Organic Chemistry

Summer term

  • Revision for GCSE Exams


Autumn term

  • Further Electricity
  • Further Waves/Space

Spring term

  • Further Waves
  • Further Forces

Summer term

  • Revision for GCSE Exams

Visit our science page for more information