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    Subjects

    All students at Notre Dame follow a core curriculum throughout the lower school. The school aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which enables students to study core Mathematics, English and Science as well as a Modern Foreign Language and Religious Education. In addition, students will do PE, Technology and Computer Science as well as having the opportunity to study Music, Drama and Art. All students in lower school do PSHE.

    Students specify their GCSE preferences during Year 9 resulting in changes to which subjects they study from the start of Year 10. The blocking is designed in order to maximise the opportunity for students to take a range of options that will give them a rich and balanced learning experience.

    A link to our Year 9 Options Booklet can be found at the bottom of the page. Please note that this is the Options Booklet for Year 10 2017 and that this will be updated each year to reflect student demand and staffing available to the school.

    The subject links on the left of this page lead to information on what is studied in each year, as well as subject-specific resources. In addition, please feel welcome to contact any of our Heads of Department who will be able to provide you with further information about subjects within the school. 

    Subjects given in each year group

    Year 7 Years 8 and 9   

    Years 10 and 11

    RE
    English
    Maths
    Science
    Spanish
    Geography
    History
    Computer Science
    PE
    Technology
    Art
    Drama
    Music
    As Year 7 +
    German or
    French
    Core subjects:
    RE
    English
    Maths
    Science
    1 MFL

    Preference subjects:
    Art
    Computer Science
    Drama
    2nd MFL
    Geography
    History
    Music
    PE
    Technology

      The Sixth Form Curriculum

    Sixth Form students at Notre Dame follow a programme of study which reflects their prior attainment which consists of a 3 or 4 A level package. In addition to the subjects they complete a study programme that includes form time with a tutor who will play a role in preparing each student for their next progression. Supporting this process are a wide range of additional activities such as UCAS days, work experience, visits to industry offered through subjects, enrichment and the Sixth Form Studies Programme; which is offered in addition to the core A level curriculum.

    Students are encouraged to work independently and additional study periods are identified on their timetable to support them in doing so. Sixth Form study is seen as a progression bridge from GCSE to Higher Education and therefore staff will often guide students as to how to make independent study work for them.

    Browsing for Sixth Form subjects?

    Click on Sixth Form Subjects to find out more.

    Which exam boards does Notre Dame follow?

    Click here to be redirected to the Exams area of our website, where you will find this information.

    1. Year 9 Pref