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Curriculum

 

 

We aim to:

  • Educate children of all abilities to the best of their ability
  • Achieve excellent value added scores across the curriculum
  • Encourage intellectual curiosity, critical analysis and independent thinking
  • Make the best use of academic data to give an individual approach to learning
  • Ensure that all pupils are best prepared for national assessments
  • Prepare each pupil for life beyond Queen Mary’s

The academic culture in Key Stage Three and Four is that all pupils should strive to be the best they can be.  To facilitate this Queen Mary’s offers a broad and balanced curriculum.

Pupils in Key Stage Three have the opportunity to study: English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, French, German or Spanish, Classical Civilisation, Latin, Geography, History, Art, Music, Drama, Information Technology and Computing, Food Technology, Design Technology, Physical Education and Personal, Social and Health Education.

Pupils in Key Stage Four may study up to eleven GCSEs: English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Science, Science Trilogy (equivalent to two GCSEs in Science), or separate Sciences in Chemistry, Physics and Biology, Art and Design, Classical Civilisation, Drama, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Geography, History, Latin, French, Spanish, German, Music, Physical Education and Religious Studies.

All pupils in Key Stage Four, alongside their GCSE subjects, have the opportunity to do Physical Education and Personal, Social and Health Education.

The individual child sits at the centre of all decisions that are made at Queen Mary’s School.  Our small class sizes coupled with effective teaching and an excellent Support for Learning Department allow the individual child to blossom into an independent thinker and worker, into a child who possesses a ‘can-do’ mentality, who is resilient and ready to accept a challenge.  The learning journey at Queen Mary’s is bespoke, exciting and rewarding, and one where the concepts of justice, equality and stewardship prevail.