A Curriculum for All

Years 7 and 8

In Years 7 and 8 all students study the core subjects of English, maths, science, PE and RE. Students also follow programmes of study in history, geography, ICT, life skills, modern foreign languages, technology subjects, drama, music and art. Additional targeted support is provided in key subjects to assist those students needing support in the transition from primary to secondary school.                          

Year 9

In Year 9 we add to this with students having the opportunity to gain the Artsmark Bronze qualification in drama and a Level 2 Certificate in financial skills in life skills. An element of choice is introduced to allow students to pick a language and 3 subjects from  the following list. Students can now opt to prioritize those option subjects they wish to study to GCSE level.

French Art Food Technology
Spanish Drama Product Design
  Music Textiles


Years 10 and 11

In Years 10 and 11 all students follow a program of study that includes maths, English Language and Literature, a minimum of two science GCSEs, RE, PE, and life skills and can choose four options from the following extensive range of GCSEs and equivalent qualifications.

Business Studies
Food Technology French
Health & Social Care History


Resistant Materials Spanish
Triple Science



Alternative and Extended Curriculum

We are very proud of our links with local colleges and alternative provision providers. At Horsforth School we believe every student should succeed. We offer alternative pathways of a vocational and academic nature to help all students achieve these outcomes. Students work towards qualifications or accreditation agreed by the school and in conjunction with parents.

Monitoring Student Performance

Based upon prior performance, students are set a minimum target level or grade in every subject based upon nationally expected, good, progress. Progress is tracked and formative feedback given to students on how to improve which is also visible to parents through the Parental Gateway, our online reporting system. A full paper report is sent home annually and a parents' evening is held annually for each year group.

2017 Curriculum Basic Diagram