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Academic Curriculum

The curriculum at SHFGS is academic, ambitious and founded on the school vision.  The curriculum is challenging and is not narrowed at any Key Stage; the school teaches a very broad range of subjects throughout, encompassing and going beyond National Curriculum subjects. We offer 19 subjects at KS3, 20 at KS4 and 25 at KS5, complemented by a strong co-curricular offer. The EBacc lies at the heart of the KS3 curriculum, in line with the DfE’s ambition. The EBacc subjects form a strong academic foundation for both the KS4 curriculum and A levels in KS5. 

Curriculum Policy

Design Curriculum

English Curriculum

Humanities Curriculum

Maths Curriculum

Modern Foreign Languages Curriculum

Performing Arts Curriculum

Physical Education Curriculum

Science Curriculum

Biology

Chemistry

Physics

Combined Science

The school also offers the opportunity to study Combined Science at GCSE. The school follows the AQA syllabus. This subject was introduced in September 2023 and as such the curriculum review is in progress. For information in relation to this subject, please contact the Faculty Leader for Science.

Social Science Curriculum

Business

Economics

Psychology

The school also offers the opportunity to study Sociology in the sixth form. The school follows the AQA syllabus. This subject was introduced in September 2022 and as such the curriculum review is in progress. For information in relation to this subject, please contact the Faculty Leader for Social Sciences.

PSHE Curriculum

PSHE

The PSHE curriculum covers all statutory elements of PSHE education, including relationships and sex education. Please reference the policy section to view the PSHE and RSE policies, including information with regards to how to opt out of RSE. 

The PSHE curriculum at SHFGS is live and responds to the contextual safeguarding landscape, this includes assemblies, tutor time, discussions and a range of guest speakers. The curriculum above provides a sample of core topics taught throughout the year. 

Sixth Form Enrichment