Curriculum

SWPS enjoys a broad and balanced curriculum that encourages students' sense of curiosity and encourages them to seek information themselves to compliment their studies and academic interests.

The curriculum is under constant review and school policies relating to the academic aspects of the school (including curriculum, teaching and learning, examinations, assessment, etc.) are reviewed annually.
The subjects studied in Year 7 in 2019-20 are:
Art Biology
Chemistry Computer Science
Design & Technology Drama
English French
Geography German
History Latin
Mathematics Music
Physical Education Physics
Religious Studies Spanish
& PSHCE (Personal, Social, Citizenship & Health Education)
During Year 9, students will be asked to choose the subjects they wish to study for their GCSEs (normally nine); the examinations for these will be taken in Year 11.
The compulsory subjects are:
English Language English Literature
Mathematics Science

Further Mathematics is also available as an additional GCSE for the top set students who are able to study for this additional qualification within their Mathematics lessons.

Additionally, students take at least one modern foreign language:
French German Spanish
and one humanity:
Geography History Religious Studies
Further option choices are made from the following selection:
Art Classical Civilisation
Computer Science Design & Technology
Drama French
Geography German
History Latin
Music Physical Education
Religious Studies Spanish

Students who are bi/trilingual will also often take an additional GCSE in their home/second language by studying it outside of school but taking the examinations in school in any year that is appropriate in relation to their attainment and progress.

A great deal of help is given to students in choosing their options and particular emphasis is put on this during the Year 9 information and parents’/carers’ evenings.

Example Homework Timetable