Our Subjects

These are the subjects we teach in Secondary. You can click the links below or to the right in the menu to view what each subject is about.

11 – 16 year olds

The Secondary Department of the school focuses on two key stage areas;  Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7 , Year 8 and Year 9) is typically three years and the purpose is to build a foundation of learning to enable learners  for the key stage 4 curriculum. The breadth of the curriculum is wider than at of primary aged children and they are taught by specialist teachers and through specialist facilities.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and Year 11) is typically two years. Our Higher ability students transfer into Key stage 4 groups at the beginning of Year 9 to enable them to cover the examination content that is tested at the end of Year 11.

The secondary department works towards 4 main curriculums:

Click here to view our full assessment and data analysis. The Annual Report is published in October of each year.

Qualifications and Accreditation within the Secondary Department:


Bendrigg Trust