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Curriculum Subjects

Please select a Key Stage from the box on the right for information about the courses on offer at Oxted School.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9)

In Year 7 students follow a curriculum designed to bridge the gap between primary school and secondary school. As part of the National Strategy for Learning Oxted School has adapted the Year 7 curriculum to encompass the skills which we feel are an essential toolkit to enable every student to make progress and become ‘Powerful Learners’. As a result we have also clustered some subjects to allow students to experience a more concentrated and in-depth learning experience. Emphasis will be placed on exploring links between subjects and developing skills that students are able to transfer between subjects.

In Year 8 and Year 9 of Key Stage 3 the Humanities of Year 7 is taught separately as History, Geography and RE.

In Year 7 the majority of students will take two languages, but by Year 8 this will reduce to about half of the year group and by Year 9 only a few classes will study two languages.

In Year 9 students will be able to specialise in two of three Creative Arts subjects. (Art, Drama and Music)

The curriculum at Key Stage 3 is as follows:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Modern Foreign Languages - French, German or Spanish
  • Design and Food Technology
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Physical Education
  • Humanities – History, Geography, Religious Education (Year 7)
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • History (Year 8 and Year 9)
  • Geography (Year 8 and Year 9)
  • Religious Education (Year 8 and Year 9)

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and Year 11)

In Year 9 students are supported through the process of selecting their options for Key Stage 4 ensuring students are well equipped to make informed decisions about their future learning routes.