At Wombourne High School we believe that all students should have a broad and balanced curriculum, one that gives students the firm foundations for their future education and employment. A great curriculum is one that inspires students to want to know more now, and that gives them skills to be-able to learn independently throughout their lives.
The core curriculum that all students study at Wombourne High School includes:
•Double Science (termed Trilogy Science as this incorporating Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
•Humanities (History, Ancient History or Geography)
•A Modern Foreign Language (French or Spanish for the majority of students, a vocational option for selected students)
In addition to the 7 qualifications listed above (Double Science is equivalent of 2 GCSEs), students have a free choice of two additional subjects from 2 option blocks. We think this is a great opportunity for students to focus on subjects they enjoy and which may be beneficial for future careers.
The key criteria students should use when picking a subject is that they enjoy it. The more students love the subjects they take, the more work they will put in, and the better they will achieve. It is however, important to consider future career options. For example, if a student wanted to take Computer Studies at A-level they would need to have studied it at GCSE, this is the case for many A-level subjects.
For most students, and particularly those that find it difficult to demonstrate their full ability in formal examinations, we recommend they choose at least one subject that is largely examined through coursework or portfolio work, such as BTEC Sport, Engineering, Creative IMedia, Performing Arts, DT, Art, Music, Food or BTEC Health and Social Care.
In addition to the study of these 9 qualifications, students will also continue to study practical PE, RE, Citizenship and careers related learning.
Year 9 Curriculum Options 2021-23
Year 9 Options Overview