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Curriculum

Key Stage 3

As a girls’ school, we are acutely aware of the need to educate our students in the vast opportunities available to them, including traditionally male careers within the likes of STEM, sports and business. Our students are encouraged to strive for the remarkable in whatever field takes their interest, no matter its historical gender split. And that starts with our Key Stage 3 curriculum.

From Year 7 to Year 9 our education is designed to provide a rounded experience, with broad programmes to ignite interests and the necessary foundation steps to enable them to progress. Subjects studied comprise of Art; Computing; Design & Technology; Drama; English; Geography; History; Languages (French, Latin & Spanish in Year 7, of which students then choose 2 to take through into Year 8); Mathematics; Music; Physical Education; Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE); Religion, Philosophy and Ethics and Science. 

For further details please click on the subject list below. 

Art

History

Biology

Mathematics

Chemistry

Modern & Classical Languages

Computer Science

Music

Dance

Physical Education

Design & Technology

Physics

Drama

PSHCE

English

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

Geography

 

Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

At GCSE, students are able to focus more on their areas of interest and, for many, the preparation needed for their future career aspirations. Alongside six compulsory subjects, students choose their preferred language, humanity, social science and creative courses. We have many years of experience in guiding our students through this process, with the staff and resources available to help each student make the right decision for them, when the time comes.

Compulsory GCSE subjects are English Language and English Literature (2 GCSEs), Mathematics, Science - Separate (3 GCSEs). Compulsory National Curriculum Core subjects are Physical Education, Religious Education and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education. GCSE subject options include Art, Business Studies, Dance, Drama, Computer Science, Food Technology, Graphic Products, French, Spanish, Latin, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics and Textiles.  

For further details please click on the subject list below. 

Art

History

Biology

Mathematics

Chemistry

Modern & Classical Languages

Computer Science

Music

Dance

Physical Education

Design & Technology

Physics

Drama

PSHCE

English

Religion, Philosophy & Ethics

Geography

 

Here's everything you need to know about our GCSE options from September 2018.

 

Read our GCSE Options Guide 2018

Key Stage 5 (A-Levels)

The A-Level system has returned to its traditional linear routes, so you will study the same three (or in some cases four) A-Levels across your two years in Sixth Form, with exams in Year 13 determining your final result. We offer more than 20 subjects to choose from, including the facilitator subjects as well as specialist courses. 

Read our A-Level Options Guide 2018

Sixth Form Curriculum 2017-18 

All A level courses in the Sixth Form run over a 2 year period. Most students take 3 A Levels and an EPQ. Some students may take 4 A Levels, but this is dependent upon specific academic criteria being met, is subject to interview and it being possible and viable within the timetable. Further Maths can only be taken as a 4th A Level.

For further details please click on the subject list below. 

Art

Graphics

Biology

History

Business Studies

Latin

Chemistry

Maths

Dance

Media Studies

Drama and Theatre Studies  

Music

Economics

Physical Education

English Language and Literature

Physics

English Literature

Psychology

French 

Religious Studies

Geography

Spanish

Government and Politics

Textiles 

 

 Curriculum Policy 

School Curriculum Policy 

If you require any more information regarding the curriculum please contact the school: enquiries@beaconsfieldhigh.bucks.sch.uk | 01494 673043