We follow a broad curriculum in order to provide a balance that can stimulate the talents of every student.

The core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science are taught throughout Years 7-11, together with Religious Education, Physical Education and Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education (PSCHE), which are compulsory for all year groups. Further details may be found in the Years 7-9 Curriculum Handbook which is available below.

Year 7 & 8 Handbook

Subjects studied:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Modern Languages
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Design Technology
  • Physical Education
  • PSCHE
  • Classical Civilisation (Year 9)

Class sizes are small, with up to 20 students. Most groups are mixed ability, with some subjects, such as Mathematics, set by ability where it is educationally advantageous.

Year 7 students take French and, in Years 8 and 9, German or Spanish are added to their choices, with Classical Civilisation in Year 9. The Design Technology programme includes product design, textiles, and food technology for both boys and girls.

Year 9 students have the opportunity to gain a Functional Skills qualification in ICT. A whole-school computer network provides Internet access in all classrooms, further enhancing teaching and learning.

“These essential skills for life will benefit Beechwood students while they are at university and also as they begin their careers”