Curriculum Information

Here at St Paul's Academy, we operate a three year Key Stage 4 meaning our students embark on their GCSE courses in Year 9.

Key Stage 3 - Year 7 and 8

Pupils study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, PE, MFL, History, Geography

In order to ensure that all students have the experience of studying the creative subjects, we operate a carousel system for the following:

  • Art and Design
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Resistant Materials
  • Textiles
  • ICT/Computer Science


Key Stage 4 - Year 9, 10 and 11

Pupils study the following core subjects: English Language GCSE, English Literature GCSE, Mathematics GCSE, Science GCSE(s), Religious Studies GCSE, Core PE and Vocational ICT or Computer Science GCSE

In the Spring term of Year 8, students will make their option choices with guidance from their pastoral team and their subject teachers.

Option Subjects include:

    • Art and Design (GCSE)
    • Business BTEC
    • Business Studies GCSE
    • Construction and the Built Environment BTEC
    • Dance BTEC
    • Design Technology GCSE
    • Drama GCSE
    • French GCSE
    • Geography GCSE
    • Health and Social Care BTEC
    • History GCSE
    • Hospitality & Catering
    • Music GCSE
    • PE GCSE
    • Spanish GCSE
    • Sport BTEC
    • Textiles Design GCSE