The Curriculum


Curriculum Overview

At Herschel our curriculum is broad and balanced. It is designed to ensure academic excellence as well as allowing for choice and importantly prepares our learners for their next steps. You can download our curriculum statement from the foot of this page.

According to OFSTED in September 2012:

“The curriculum is broad and provides excellent opportunities for pupils to develop personal qualities and skills.” 

“The curriculum in the main school and sixth form includes a good breadth of subjects and provides well for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are given a wide range of responsibilities.”

We follow the new revised National Curriculum in Years 7 to 9 in core and foundation subjects. On entry into Year 7, pupils with study either French or Spanish.  They will then continue this specialist study to GCSE level.

GCSEs start in Year 10 (Technology in Year 9). Almost all  pupils will study a total of ten GCSE subjects. To give you a flavour of our GCSE offer the latest KS4 options booklet can be found here

Alongside our curriculum subjects, all pupils from Year 7 to Year 13 study a bespoke PSHCE programme throughout the year. A link to PSHCE can be found on our website via this Curriculum menu.

A complete list of Course Overviews for all years is available via this page:

Please explore this website to find out about the extensive range of extra-curricular activities.

For detailed information on the Sixth Form curriculum please visit the Herschel Sixth Form link from the homepage.

Name Date  
Herschel Grammar School Curriculum Statement 2021 14th October 2021 Download >