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Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum is designed to challenge and inspire our students at every level. Recognising the individuality of our students is paramount to us. To this end we offer a curriculum that is stimulating, broad, balanced, innovative and creative.

In Year 7, 8 and 9 all students follow a program of study comprising English, mathematics, science, ICT, technology, art, music, drama, the humanities (history, geography, religious education), modern foreign language and physical education, with ‘WORK. WORLD. WELLNESS.’ a theme throughout. Students are able to express an element of choice in their Year 9 subjects through the preferences process.

As students make the transition into Key Stage 4 they may have already started to study the GCSE syllabus in some subjects. This provides the students with a head start in achieving the best results possible. As students move into Key Stage 4 they choose preference subjects in addition to the core subjects within the curriculum. These subjects cover both academic and vocational learning pathways, with the aim to provide a range of subjects to suit all abilities and aspirations.

Post-sixteen students choose from a wide range of Level 3 courses designed to suit their individual learning interests. They can follow an A Level learning pathway, an applied learning pathway of BTEC courses (with a proportion of coursework assignments), or a combination of the two. Most students also complete an Extended Project Qualification which develops many of the additional skills and qualities required for further study or the workplace.

For further information regarding individual subjects and our assessment procedure, please select a subpage from the top navigation menu.

For further information regarding the curriculum at Manor School Sports College as a whole, please contact Mr M Hurren, Assistant Principal ().