Lower Seniors

By Lower Senior School we mean the first two years of senior school, year 7 and year 8. We are aware that the transfer to secondary school is a very important step for our pupils - as well as their parents’ lives - and that it brings new challenges and many exciting new opportunities.

Curriculum for Lower Seniors

Pupils are required to take English, English Literature, a Modern language, Mathematics, Science; in addition they take further options from Art, French, Geography, GCSE Dance, GCSE Drama,  History, Music, Religious Studies and Spanish.


Below are the number of periods for each subject in each year groups including the pathway divisions from year 9 – 11

Year 7
MATHS 4
WEEKLY MINS 160
ENGLISH 4
WEEKLY MINS 160
SCIENCE 3
WEEKLY MINS 120
GCSE DANCE 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
GCSE DRAMA 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
ART 2
WEEKLY MINS 80
DRAMA 4
WEEKLY MINS 160
DANCE 6
WEEKLY MINS 240
SINGING 6
WEEKLY MINS 240
ICT 2
WEEKLY MINS 80
PSHE 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
RS 3
WEEKLY MINS 120
HISTORY 3
WEEKLY MINS 120
GEOGRAPHY 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
LANGUAGES 4
WEEKLY MINS 160
Year 8
MATHS 4
WEEKLY MINS 160
ENGLISH 4
WEEKLY MINS 160
SCIENCE 4
WEEKLY MINS 160
GCSE DANCE 2
WEEKLY MINS 80
GCSE DRAMA 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
ART 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
DRAMA 4
WEEKLY MINS 160
DANCE 6
WEEKLY MINS 240
SINGING 6
WEEKLY MINS 240
ICT 3
WEEKLY MINS 120
PSHE 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
RS 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
HISTORY 5
WEEKLY MINS 200
GEOGRAPHY 1
WEEKLY MINS 40
LANGUAGES 2
WEEKLY MINS 80