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In the first three years, all students study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, French or Spanish, History, Geography, RE, Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Design Technology, Food Technology, Computing and PE. There is also an extensive Personal Development programme. German is taken as a second language by able students from Year 8.

At the end of Year 9, students, in consultation with parents and staff, will determine their course of study for the next two years leading to GCSE or equivalent Level 2 Qualifications. Each student will follow one of three pathways:

Yellow Pathway:

  • Students will take English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, at least one Modern Foreign Language (French, Spanish, German) and at least one of Geography or History.
  • Students may choose Triple Science or Double Science.
  • Students will be able to be able to choose two further options subjects.

Green Pathway:

  • Students will take English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, and at least one of French, Spanish, German, Geography or History.
  • Students may choose to take Triple Science or Double Science 
  • Students will be able to choose three further options subjects (two if Triple Science is chosen).

Blue Pathway:

  • Students will take English Language, English Literature, Mathematics.
  • Students will take Double Science.
  • Students will be able to choose four further options subjects.

The decision as to which pathway each student follows will be made by the school based upon prior attainment. This is to ensure that each student follows the most suitable range of courses for his or her ability.

All information relating to Year 10 and 11 is made available to parents of Year 9 students in the "Key Stage 4 Option Information" pack and parents are invited to school to hear information about course construction. Parents can consult subject teachers about the choice of appropriate courses at the Year 9 Parents’ Evening.

The School has approximately 250 students in the Sixth Form, with a well-established tradition of achievement in preparing students for employment, and college or university entrance. A wide range of academic courses are available for students wishing to follow a two-year GCE Advanced level whether they have higher education in mind, intend to enter the professions by alternative routes or take up places in post- 'A' level industrial training schemes.

Religious Education

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and should consult their Head of Year if they wish to exercise this right. Alternative arrangements will then be made. The arrangements for collective worship have been discussed and approved by the Governing Body and these consist of a series of school assemblies and year assemblies led by the Headteacher and senior staff.

Sex Education

Sex Education is an important dimension of the School curriculum. Moral and social aspects are covered within the School’s health education programme, which is delivered by tutors through the tutorial programme. The Science skill area delivers the biological facts as a component of their schemes of work. At all times materials and teaching are carefully assessed so as to be appropriate to the needs and ages of students, and accord with the School’s Sex Education policy document which has been fully discussed and approved by the Governing Body.

Careers Education

Careers Education is also part of the tutorial work throughout the school but concentrated in Years 10 and 11. The teaching programme is enriched by the help of local careers officers and by talks from members of local industry and professional bodies. Work experience is provided for all students within their scheme of work during the autumn term of Year 11.

Local Governing Body

The Governors work closely with senior staff and the Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum). They also visit the School regularly to observe both students and staff at work. In these ways they monitor, evaluate and approve the curriculum offered and establish the philosophy by which it is managed and organised. Parents have the right of appeal to the Local Governing Body on all matters relating to the curriculum.

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  • August 23, 2019 A huge well done to all the year 11’s today with their GCSE results, especially to those Dance and BTEC PA students. Enjoy your celebrations today and good luck for your futures 👍👍👍
  • August 23, 2019 The Beaulieu Park School would like to congratulate our trust friends at The Boswells School and Roding Valley High School for their excellent GCSE results 2019. Well done everyone!
  • August 23, 2019 Well done to our RE GCSE students you did incredibly! We are so proud of you all.
  • August 23, 2019 Well done to the music GCSE students for a great set of results.
  • August 22, 2019 Our Year 11s aced it again this year and, as a cohort, have performed significantly above national averages. Due reward for all their hard work and dedication over the last 5 years. Well done to the students, but also a big thank you to staff and parents - A great team effort!
  • August 22, 2019 Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students who received their GCSE results this morning. You did brilliantly and we are so proud of all of you!! Read more
  • August 15, 2019 Mrs Jenner, Headteacher & Miss Wheaton, Head of Sixth Form loved seeing the Yr13 students open their this morning 👏🏼Well done to the class of 2019 Read more
  • August 15, 2019 Congratulations to Martha (Head Girl) who achieved A* A* A* A and is off to Oxford to study English Language and Literature.