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Secondary School Curriculum

Academic Programmes for Key Stage 3

In our Secondary School, Key Stage 3 is studied in years 7 - 9. We provide a wide ranging and varied curriculum, supported by a vast array of extra-curricular activities to enable each of our students to gain skills, knowledge and confidence. The subjects currently offered are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Textiles
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Land Based Studies
  • Cookery
  • Religious Education
  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Physical Education

Academic Programmes for Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 is studied in years 10 and 11. All pupils select up to 4 options to study alongside their compulsory core subjects. In most subjects there is a certain amount of coursework and practical work which means that pupils are constantly building upon their chance of success, while continuous assessment enables teachers to build on each student’s individual strengths.

As each student is looked upon as an individual, the curriculum is not set in stone but is tailored to the needs and potential achievement of each student.

All students take the following core subjects at GCSE:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information Technology

To these are added 4 subjects from the following options:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Design Technology
  • Home Cooking Skills (BTEC)
  • Art
  • Graphics
  • Textiles
  • Photography
  • Horticulture (BTEC Level 2)
  • LAMDA Exams in Acting
  • Motor Mechanics (ABC Level 1)
  • Astronomy - selected pupils 

Students also study the following non-exam subjects:

  • Religious Education (RE)
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Physical Education (PE)

Music at Slindon College

Music is not offered as part of our Curriculum, but is open to any who wish to take additional lessons. Music teachers will come to Slindon for an additional cost and teach during lunch times. Piano, Guitar, Singing and percussion have been some of our most popular choices within the last few years! For full details on your child learning music, please contact our main office.

Reports and Parents' Evenings

All parents are invited to at least one formal parents’ evenings a year. 

There is also the opportunity to meet staff formally or informally at 3.30pm each Friday over a cup of tea. At Slindon we welcome parents’ involvement in their son's education and invite you to phone or use our Portal emailing system if you would like to meet with a member of staff at any other time.

Comprehensive reports are produced at the end of every term, and summary interim reports are produced at half-term in the Autumn and Spring terms.

School Day and Term Dates

For detailed information on our school day and term dates, please see our section here.