‘To foster academic and personal development in a caring and challenging environment so each individual can achieve his of her potential and become an accomplished student’

Curriculum Principles

At The King Edward VI School, our curriculum is designed with students’ learning at the centre. Our curriculum is wide ranging and meets the needs of all of our students. It aims to equip students with the skills necessary to maximise their success both in school and in their life after school – academic outcomes are only one part of the success we measure. Using our Teaching and Learning framework, we aim to ensure all students enjoy learning and flourish in their academic studies. Furthermore, our curriculum offers students new and exciting experiences through both enrichment and extra-curricular activities that are designed to build their resilience, confidence and self-esteem. 

We firmly believe all students should be challenged throughout their school life. Consequently, our curriculum is designed to be stimulating, enabling all students to develop their interpersonal and problem solving skills, their oracy and their independence.


Curriculum Policy Curriculum Summary


Subjects studied in Year 9

Maths7Languages (French and/or Spanish)6
Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)6Music2
Geography3Design Technology & Food4

Languages Personalised Pathways

25% of Year 9 students will study both French and Spanish in Year 9. All other students will study one language only in Year 9. A small number of students will study a Personalised English course.

All subjects except Maths and in some cases French and/or Spanish, are taught in mixed ability classes/or tutor groups.

Sex and Relationships Education

All students will receive Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) in line with the government guidance. Students can expect to receive lessons within Science on this important area, as well as broader lessons covering additional elements within specific PSHE lessons.

Options/Choices for Year 10/11

During the options process you can support your child by discussing the options and encouraging your child to make considered choices. You should ensure your child:

    • Chooses subjects they enjoy
    • Finds out which subjects will help them with a particular career or course of study they have in mind for the future
    • Looks at information on the Your Future (KEVI Careers) website https://sites.google.com/the3rivers.net/yourfuture/home
    • Attends one to one appointments with Janet, Student Mentor/Careers Adviser
    • Asks the advice of form tutors and teachers
    • Makes decisions for him/herself rather than copy friends
    • Aims to choose a balanced range of subjects that will give a solid foundation for the future