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Curriculum Options

KSA’s curriculum for 2012/13 has once again been tailored to meet the needs of students going into Year 9 in September.

They and their families are invited to an options evening on Monday, January 23rd at 6pm to discuss the different study pathways.

Students will take the core subjects of maths, English, science and PE and will then pick subjects from the Guided Choices (including geography, history, French and German) and the Free Choices (which include the arts, design, photography, graphics and in later years, economics, psychology, engineering, child development and hairdressing and beauty therapy). 

One new subject being introduced to Year 10 in September is a GCSE in Classical Civilisations. It came about after Assistant Vice Principal Martin Shepherd - who is passionate about Ancient Greece - expressed an interest in teaching the subject of ancient civilisations. He has joined forces with history teacher James Leigh, who has a particular enthusiasm for the Roman era, to deliver this unique new subject.

Topics of the course include Homer's Odyssey, the Greek Olympic Games, the civilisations of the Mycenaeans, Athens and Spartans, as well as the history and archaeology of Roman Britain. Site visits are also likely to be incorporated into the course.

Mr Leigh said: "Students study the Romans in Year 7 and they always ask us why they can't do more on this topic. I think it is the archaeology and elements of Indiana Jones that appeals to them."

To read the Subject Guidance Booklet for years 9, 10 and 11 click here.

For more details on the curriculum at KSA click here.