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Secondary Curriculum Overview

At The Gatwick School, we aim to offer a broad, balanced, and ambitious curriculum to all pupils regardless of their starting point. Our curriculum also aims to: 
  • Provide a well-rounded education for all pupils, with a coherent and sequenced plan that builds sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. 

  • Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts, acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations.

  • Encourage exemplary standards of behaviour conducive to academic excellence, promoting a positive attitude towards learning. 

  • Emphasise progress in foundational skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, ensuring essential academic development. 

  • Enhance pupils' abilities in spoken language, reading, writing, and vocabulary, considering these skills vital in every subject area. 

  • Equip pupils with the crucial knowledge and cultural capital they need for success, introducing them to the most significant cultural, historical, and intellectual works. 

  • Remain relevant, engaging, and compliant with statutory requirements, adapting to the evolving needs of our community. 

  • Provide opportunities for personal development.

Students at TGS follow a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum and study the following subjects:
  • Art

  • Computer Science

  • Drama

  • English and Literacy

  • French

  • Geography

  • History

  • Mathematics

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Religious Education

  • Science

  • Spanish

  • Technology

Students at TGS select their options in Year 9 for GCSE courses. They study the following subjects:
All students study:
  • English Language and Literature

  • Mathematics

  • Science (Separate or Trilogy)

  • History or Geography

  • Religious Studies

  • Core Physical Education

Students can make further choices from the following:
  • Art

  • Business Studies

  • Computer Science

  • Dance

  • Design and Technology

  • Drama

  • Food Preparation and Nutrition

  • Health and Social Care (BTEC)

  • Spanish

  • Statistics

  • Sociology

  • Sports Studies (BTEC)

  • Psychology

  • Travel and Tourism (BTEC)

Further details of all subjects can be found on our subject pages