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The Curriculum
In pursuit of the aims of the School and in line with statutory requirements, we follow the National Curriculum and enhance it with both traditionally academic and more skills-based courses.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) provision is broad and balanced, giving the opportunity for a diverse range of experiences and opportunities. For example, all pupils study separate sciences from Year 7 and French & German both begin in Year 7, followed by the introduction of Latin for all in Year 8.

During Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) students are expected to commence 9 full subjects at GCSE. Mathematics, English Language and Literature and 3 separate sciences are the core disciplines and 3 option subjects can be chosen from Art and Design, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Design Technology, Food & Nutrition, French, Geography, German, History, Latin, Music, Physical Education and Religious Studies.

You can find more information on the GCSE subjects available by downloading our GCSE Options Booklet. Students currently in Year 9 can make their choices on the Year 9 Options Form.

For further details on individual subject areas please refer to the relevant subject pages.

PSHCE Provision at EGS

Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, Economic Education is a vital part of the overall curriculum at Ermysted’s. As well as the provision set out below, it is embedded in the wider curriculum of taught subjects and the general ethos of the School.

Non-examined PSHCE features in Years 7 to 11.

The timetabled curriculum is supported and enriched by an extensive range of extra-curricular activities. Through the statutory curriculum, the provision of PSHCE and the extra-curricular activities the school aims to develop students’ spiritual, moral social and cultural development. We aim to ensure pupils have an acceptance and engagement with fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Our intention is to encourage values which will allow our pupils to participate fully and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

Year Group How is this area of the curriculum delivered? Main Content of Programme
7
  • One timetabled lesson per week (Integrated Studies)
  • Assemblies
Personal Health; Keeping Safe (including INTERNET safety); Careers; British Values, Rights and the Law; Democracy – Having Your Say; Sex and Relationships

 

8
  • Form time
  • Assemblies
  • Curriculum ‘stand down’ days
Personal Health; Keeping Safe (including INTERNET safety); Careers; British Values, Rights and the Law; Democracy – Having Your Say; Sex and Relationships

 

9
  • One timetabled lesson per week (Integrated Studies)
  • Assemblies
  • Curriculum ‘stand down’ days
Personal Development; Your Future and Careers; Keeping Safe and Healthy; Democracy – Participation; The Wider World; the Legal System; Sex and Relationships ‘Community Cohesion’ (stand down day)
10
  • Form time
  • Assemblies
  • Curriculum ‘stand down’ days
Belonging – Being Part of Society; Rights and Responsibilities; Democracy; Careers and the Economy; Health Living Sex and Relationships Education (stand down day) Careers Fair
11
  • Form time
  • Assemblies
My Future- Careers; the Media; the Wider World; the Good Citizen
12/13
  • Timetabled PSHCE sessions
  • One lecture per week
  • Form time
  • Assemblies
Careers, Personal Finance and University Application Sex and Relationships