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The Piggott School

A Church of England Academy


The Secondary Curriculum

We offer a broad, balanced curriculum throughout Key Stages 3 & 4, and provide as great a degree of choice as possible . Our intention is to fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and beyond, and to cater for the needs of students of all abilities.

Curriculum Summary

Years 7 & 8 Core Subjects

Years 9, 10 & 11 Core Subjects

Years 9, 10  & 11

Additional Subjects 1

Years 12 & 13

Current courses available 1 2

Mathematics English Science

Art Computing Drama

Food Technology French, German, Spanish or Chinese Geography History

Learning 4 Life Music


Product Design Religious Studies

Mathematics English Language English Literature P.E.

Religious Studies Science

Core & Additional Science  or

Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) Applied Business

Art Catering Chinese CIDA

Computing Drama Electronics

Food Technology French Geography German

History Music

Media Studies Product Design Spanish Textiles

COPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness) ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

Art & Design Biology

Vocational Business (L2 & L3) Business Studies

Chemistry Computing Drama Economics English Language English Literature Extended Project Food Technology

VRQ Football Coaching Prog. Geography

Health & Social Care (L3) Hospitality (L2)


I.T Cambridge Technicals (L2)

I.T Cambridge Technicals (L3) Mathematics

Further Mathematics Media Studies

French, German, Spanish Music


Photography Physics Product Design Psychology

Science BTEC (L3)

Sports Leadership (L2 & L3) Sociology

Sport BTEC (L3) Textiles

Travel & Tourism (L3)


L2 = Level 2: equivalent to GCSEs at C grade or better L3 = Level 3:

equivalent to A Levels





Note 1 Subjects may only be available if there are sufficient students choosing them.





Note 2 GCSE Resits and GCSE Courses in Functional Skills are compulsory for those students who do not have a ‘C’ grade pass in English and/or Mathematics.





In Years 7 and 8, students follow a broad, common curriculum. In Years 9, 10 and 11 students follow the core curriculum and then choose additional subjects retaining a broad balance in their curriculum, whilst allowing specialisation to occur when appropriate. The vast majority of students are entered for ten GCSE examinations including Religious Studies. A small number are entered for the Certificate of Achievement in some subjects.

In Years 12 and 13 we offer both vocational and more academic A level courses. A curriculum enrichment programme, including P.E., is followed, standards are high and students are expected to be committed to their studies.

 Full details of the courses offered by the various departments will be available on the website and by  contacting the appropriate Head of Faculty or Department.