Art in Action

Artist Lecture Visit at the Institute of Education: On Wednesday 7th March 2018, six A Level phot...

Geography Field Trip to Durdle Door

Year 12 and 13 Geographers embarked on their first field trip of the year. They visited Durdle Doo...

USA 2018

Sixth Form students have a very special opportunity as part of the enrichment programme to take pa...

Therfield School Careers Fair

One of the busiest and the most important events of the year is our Careers Fair, which took place...

  • Open Evening

  • Art in Action

  • Geography Field Trip to Durdle Door

  • USA 2018

  • Therfield School Careers Fair

Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3 (11-14 Years) 

The curriculum in Key Stage 3 is designed to give all students the opportunity to experience a broad range of subjects. Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Drama, Geography, History, Religious Education, Music, Design and Technology, Art, Textiles, Food Technology, Physical Education, Information Technology and Computing.

All students begin Year 7 in carefully structured mixed ability classes. During the course of the first term this is reviewed and students are set in some of their classes. As they continue through Key stage 3, students are set in a range of subjects including English, Maths and Science.


Key Stage 4 (14-16 Years)

Year 10-

The curriculum is based on an examined core of English, Mathematics, the Sciences and a humanities subject (History or Geography). Students are encouraged to continue with a Modern Foreign Language as one of their three options. Within this core curriculum there are different pathways for some subjects, such as Triple Science or Double Science courses. Students complete their GCSE programme by choosing options from a list that traditionally includes such subjects as Art, Business Studies, Catering/Food Preparation and Nutrition, Child Development, Drama, Geography, History, ICT/Computing, Music and Product Design. A BTEC course is also offered in Sport. All students in Year 10 study Religious Education and Physical Education. A small group of students in study Construction and Building Services Engineering.


All students in Key Stage 3 and 4 study Personal, Social and Health Education, SMSC and Citizenship. Careers information, advice and guidance is delivered across the curriculum as well as through discrete enrichment activities.

Such a broad curriculum reflects the schools desire for students to not only have the opportunity to achieve their potential academically but also gain experience in a broad range of other areas such as developing thinking skills, the ability to understand the world in which we live, the world of employment, to become independent learners and to be able to lead and manage others.


If you wish to find out more information about our curriculum, please contact Mrs S Stemp on [email protected] or via the school office.