The school is committed to providing our students with a broad and balanced education which provides equality of opportunity for all students, through a range of curricular and extra-curricular experiences.
Our key stages
Key Stage 3
In the Lower School (Years 7 and 8), students follow a rich and varied range of subjects closely aligned to the National Curriculum. The core subjects of English, mathematics and science are taught alongside the foundation subjects of art, drama, design and technology, French, geography, German or Italian, history, ICT, Lifelong Learning, music, PE and religious studies. Students also have enrichment opportunities to study Spanish or Mandarin.
Key Stage 4
Students at The John Warner School start their GCSE and BTEC courses at the beginning of Year 9 and complete qualification at the end of Year 11. Compulsory elements at key stage 4 are English (English Language and Literature), mathematics and science. Students either take separate sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) or the Science Trilogy GCSE. Students then opt for an additional 4 subjects. The majority of our students are expected to opt for either history or geography and a modern foreign language (French, German, Italian or Spanish). A further 14 subjects are available for students to choose from. The provision of Lifelong Learning, including compulsory aspects of religious education and PSHE, is delivered through form periods and specific enrichment days.
Key Stage 5
Students joining our Sixth Form follow A Level and BTEC courses in Years 12 and 13. Students typically study 3-4 subject areas from a choice of 26. On top of their regular studies, students in the Sixth Form also follow an enrichment qualification in either finance or the extended project. The provision of Lifelong Learning, including compulsory aspects of religious education and PSHE, is delivered through form periods and specific enrichment days.
The curriculum map shows timetabled lessons only and does not include twilight options or enrichment opportunities.
The number of 50 minute periods per week is shown for each subject.
Key to Curriculum Map