In Year 7 students are placed in mixed ability core groups for which 32 % of the time is spent following a thematic curriculum underpinned by humanities but with focus on literacy including a dedicated literacy hour.
Learners spend 24 % of their time in the hub subjects of English, Maths and Science. These hub subjects work in conjunction with other subject areas to ensure opportunities for mastery
The remaining 44 % of time is spent with a variety of staff in subject specific areas including languages, physical education, the arts (Art, Music and Performance) and STEM (Technology, STEM & IT). The content of these subject areas is planned in conjunction with both core and hub subjects in order to ensure mastery of key concepts. Opportunities for learners who are struggling to make progress in literacy and numeracy exist in the form of both intervention sessions and after school electives.