At All Saints our vision is that learning should be challenging, exciting and fun. We want all our students to achieve to the best of their ability and to leave school with a thirst for knowledge, an inquisitive mind and the skills to continue on to a life time of learning.

For more information about how our curriculum promotes preparation for and appreciation of life in modern Britain, please see more about our British Values curriculum by clicking the link to the left.

Please address any enquiries about our curriculum to Mrs C Siddall. Emails can be sent to:

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Students attending All Saints will follow Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum during Year 7 and Year 8. Key Stage 3 subjects are all compulsory to students at All Saints:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Design and technology
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern foreign languages
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Citizenship/PSHE
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

At the end of Year 8 your child will choose which subjects they will study at Key Stage 4. Their studies in many of these subjects will lead to nationally recognised qualifications – GCSEs or equivalent.  The school will give you information about options in Year 8. Your child will find it helpful if you talk over these choices with them.

Year 8 Choices Booklet 2017

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

At the end of Key Stage 4 most pupils sit national examinations, usually GCSEs. Your child will also be able to choose from a range of vocational qualifications. In Key Stage 4, your child will study a mix of compulsory and optional subjects. The compulsory subjects are:

  • English GCSE (AQA)
  • Maths GCSE (Edexcel)
  • Science-Triple award or Core and Additional at GCSE (AQA)
  • Religious Studies GCSE (Eduqas)
  • History GCSE (Edexcel) or Geography GCSE (AQA)
  • French GCSE (AQA) or Spanish GCSE (AQA) (for most students)
  • Physical Education – core programme
  • Citizenship/PSHE
  • Careers

The subjects which are optional include:

  • Art GCSE (AQA)
  • Business GCSE (Edexcel)
  • Child Development Cambridge National Level 1 / Level 2 (OCR)
  • Computing GCSE (OCR)
  • Design and Technology subjects:
    • Design Technology (AQA)
    • Product Design GCSE (AQA)
    • Food GCSE (OCR)
    • Textiles GCSE (AQA)
    • Electronics GCSE (AQA)
  • Drama GCSE (OCR)
  • History or Geography GCSE (AQA)
  • Health and Social Care BTEC (Edexcel)
  • Music GCSE (AQA)
  • Physical Education GCSE (AQA)
  • Psychology GCSE (AQA)
  • BTEC Dance (Edexcel)
  • BTEC Sport (Edexcel)

The number of optional subjects varies each year.

Key Stage 5 Information

All Saints strives to offer a wide range of A levels and BTEC courses and to accommodate most combinations of subjects. We pride ourselves on building our option structure around current student choices which gives us great flexibility in meeting your particular combination of subject. Please see the sixth form page for further information.

GCSEs and A Levels: How they are changing

Whole School Literacy and Numeracy

Art and Design

Business and Economics

Broadening, Enhancing and Supporting the Curriculum


Child Development



Extra Curricular

Design & Technology



Modern Foreign Languages




Health & Social Care