The KS3 curriculum is broad and balanced with a clear aim of preparing students to face the rigour of the new GCSE specifications. All students study three separate sciences in KS3 as well as two modern languages. The timetable at NGHS is based on 50 fortnightly periods and the allocation is below.
In Year 9, students begin their GCSE programme with four options, which is reduced to three in Year 10, although about a third of the cohort take Further Maths GCSE as an additional course. Almost all students elect to take Short Course RE in Year 10.
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To support students and their families, each department has produced a Learning Overview which will provide information about the content being delivered in each subject as well as ways to help students make even more progress. These can be downloaded on the individual subject pages.