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Curriculum at Wombourne High School


The aim of the curriculum at Wombourne High School is to inspire students, to allow individual students to identify their interests and talents, and to develop these.  To develop real curriculum passions.  To strive for excellence in all its forms, including attainment of qualifications.  Through our key values of hard work, positivity and kindness our aim is to develop a ‘can do’ attitude in all of our students, valuing resilience and determination.   Our aim is that students enjoy learning.


In addition to learning within the classroom, to spark interest and passion, we aim to provide students with unique educational experiences through trips, speakers and extra-curriculum activities.  To give a flavour, over the last few years students have been able to hear Robert Winston talk about his Science work, Ancient History students have visited Rome, Dance students have worked with the Royal Ballet and Performing Arts students have visited and performed in local theatres.

The Wombourne High School curriculum has a careers focus.  In addition to careers work in tutor time, PSHE lessons and assemblies, each subject will deliver at least 2 career focused subject lessons per year group per year.


Years 10 and 11


At Key Stage 4 most students study 9 GCSE or equivalent qualifications.  The curriculum is highly academic with the EBacc at its core, with the offer of Triple Science, Computer Science and Ancient History, to cater for the needs of our academically able students.  However, we are a comprehensive school and aim to meet the needs of all ability levels, therefore the vocational is also highly valued, and for most students a mix of subjects is healthy.


At Key Stage 4 students’ study:

  • Maths

  • English Literature and English Language

  • Science (Trilogy or Separate Sciences)

  • A Humanities subject (Geography, History or Ancient History)

  • A Language option (French, Spanish)  For Most Students

  • 2 Option Subjects


The Option subjects offered to students include:

  • GCSE Business Studies

  • BTEC Business Studies

  • GCSE Computer Science

  • Cambridge National Creative iMedia

  • GCSE Religious Education


  • GCSE Dance

  • BTEC Sport

  • GCSE Triple Science (Separate Sciences)

  • BTEC Health and Social care

  • GCSE Art

  • GCSE Design and Technology

  • BTEC Performing Arts

  • BTEC Music 

  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition


Key Stage 4 - Course Content

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