At Rokeby we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which prepares students for further education and employment and equips them with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and morals needed to succeed.

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Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum is studied over three years.  Students study the full range of national curriculum subjects, which provides them with the foundation for Key Stage 4 and further education.

English, Maths & Science are taught in ability sets, allowing stretch for the most able and support where needed.  All other subjects are taught in tutor groups, assisting students in building good academic and pastoral relationships with their peers.

At Key Stage 3 students study:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Languages (French or Spanish)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Technology (Graphics, Product Design, Engineering and Food Technology)
  • Computer Science
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Dance
  • RSHE / PSHE are taught across the curriculum subjects in both KS3 and KS4

In addition, any student who is literate in a community language is encouraged to take a GCSE in that language before the end of Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)

At Key Stage 4 students continue to study the ‘core’ curriculum subjects, as well as two ‘option’ subjects of their choice.  This provides students with a broad range of academic qualifications upon which they can build their future study and career pathways.

Students choose their GCSE option subjects in Year 9.  Our Year 9 Options Booklet provides a detailed overview of the course content and assessment for each subject

Core subjects Option subjects
English Language Art & Design
English Literature Computer Science
Maths Design & Technology
Science Drama
French or Spanish Food Preparation & Nutrition
Religious Education Geography
Physical Education History

Further Maths and Statistics are offered as an optional extra qualification.

Students are sometimes required to access learning online or directed to specific websites to enhance and support the learning that takes place in the classroom. We use Google Classroom as our online learning platform. Some subjects also direct students to additional websites which are specified in this document here.