Years 7 – 9
A broad curriculum is maintained in these years to encourage students to explore their interests and strengths whilst starting to develop their skills and knowledge for the GCSE years ahead. The curriculum includes core subjects: Mathematics, English, French and Science (taught as three separate subjects).
Additionally students study Art, Classical Civilisation, Drama, Food Technology, Spoken English, Geography, History, Latin, Mandarin, Music, Religious Studies and ICT. In Years 8 and 9 students have the option to take up either Spanish or German. PE and Games are a compulsory part of the curriculum for all year groups.
GCSE Years 10 - 11
At this stage in the student’s education, the focus of the curriculum becomes geared towards GCSE study. Students are supported by house staff and by their personal tutor through twice weekly meetings which ensure that they are achieving the required standards and managing time efficiently.Core subjects for all students include:
Students can then add any number of the following optional courses:
- English (Language and Literature, including Spoken English)
- Science (either dual award or three separate subjects)
- A modern language (French, German, Spanish, Mandarin)
- History or Geography
- Business Studies or Economics
- Religious Studies
- Food Technology
- I.C.T. (GCSE)
All students follow a certificated course in ICT, which is tailored to suit their particular interests and ability levels.
Moreton’s Sixth Form provides many different academic opportunities and this section deals specifically with one part of Sixth Form life – the curriculum.
The process of choosing A Levels starts in Year 11 (Upper 5). Girls receive close guidance during the process of choosing their A Levels and have the opportunity of experiencing A Level taster lessons early in the Spring Term.
It is recognised that certain traditional, ‘hard’ A Levels, particularly for those girls applying to the most competitive universities, are more appropriate for academically able and ambitious students.