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Our curriculum is comprised of 25 teaching periods per week, of around one hour each, over a two-week timetable. Each academic year group, from year 7 to year 13, has a bespoke curriculum model which has been selected based on their particular academic needs. 

Pupils in Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9), undertake the core curriculum which comprises: English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, French, History, Geography, Physical Education, Performing Arts, Design Technology (including Art), and Information Technology. 

Pupils in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11), are given a degree of choice over which subjects they wish to pursue to Level 2, with a wide range of GCSE and BTEC qualifications offered. A core curriculum, followed by all pupils, comprises: English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Geography or History and Core Physical Education. Pupils then choose within a number of options to study.  We currently have pupils studying: French, Computer Science, Design Technology (Product Design), PE, Art, Music, Sport, Health and Social Care, Performing Arts, Digital Information Technology, and Business & Enterprise across the range of year groups. 

Pupils in Key Stage 5 (Years 12 & 13 - Sixth Form) can choose from a selection of both academic A-Levels, NVQs and Vocational BTEC courses in a variety of subjects.  See our current Prospectus for further information.

Sixth Form Prospectus

Over the course of an academic year, our students also access RSE and PSHE lessons.  these take place on specified 'Drop-down Days'.  You can view further information about this by clicking on the RSE & PSHE subject tab below.

For further information about our Curriculum, please email Mrs E Kolawole - Deputy Head - e.kolawole@cardinalgriffin.staffs.sch.uk


Curriculum Information (currently being updated)

Curriculum-Gallery (ID 1054)