At Stocksbridge High School, we believe in providing our students with a broad and balanced curriculum which is tailored to the needs of individuals. We know that a traditional curriculum model suits our students best; where they are given time to consolidate and build on their knowledge in their first few years and specialise in their chosen subjects as they approach their GCSEs.

In Years 7, 8 and 9, 10/25 periods of curriculum time is spent on the core subjects of English, maths and science, whilst still providing a wide range of other subjects and experiences.

Through KS3, various intervention strategies are available where needed to support students who are finding maths and English challenging.

At the end of Y8, students are asked to choose a foundation technology subject to study through Y9. This will then encourage students to concentrate on one subject specialism within technology.

In Years 10 and 11, students spend 15/25 periods of their school time in core subjects and choose 3 GCSE options in addition to this. Students are required to study a language and/or a humanity subject in their options. They are also asked to choose an enrichment option for 1 period/week– RPE, Sports Leader or ICT.


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