Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

At Wilmington Grammar School for Boys, we are keen to encourage a growth mindset and prompt innovation, imagination, curiosity and a love of learning, from the earliest years in school. Alongside the traditional curriculum, we run a programme to develop entrepreneurial skills. The intention is that by Year 9, students will be able to take a Level 2 qualification in Business Studies. In Year 10 and 11, students will sit a minimum of 9 further GCSE subjects. 

Mandatory subjects in Key Stage 3 are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Design Technology
  • Enterprise
  • Music
  • Art
  • MFL
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Physical Education

 

At Key Stage 4 the mandatory subjects are:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Triple Science or Double Science
  • History OR Geography
  • Religious Studies

Option subjects currently consist of:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Computing
  • Design, Engineer, Construct
  • Electronics
  • Art
  • Music
  • Business Studies
  • Physical Education

 

Curriculum Timings 2017-2018

Curriculum timings

Key Stage 5/ Post 16 study

A joint, collaborative sixth form with Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is offered for post 16 students.

Visit the WG6 website

The majority of our students take 3 A Levels with an EPQ or 4 A Levels.  We have extensive links with industry partners and have an excellent track record of supporting students into University and onto Higher Level Apprenticeships.  A Level subjects offered in 2017 are as follows:

  • Art
  • Photography
  • English Literature
  • Media Studies
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Further Mathematics
  • French
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Physical Education
  • Design, Engineer, Construct (L3 Industry A Level equivalent)
  • Electronics

Approach to the Curriculum

The progress of each student is carefully monitored. In year 7 students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups and they will be taught for most of their lessons in this group throughout Key Stage 3.

During Key Stage 4 students will be placed in different groupings for some lessons, depending on option choices.

To find out the specific curriculum content in each subject area, please click on the department links. This will give you an outline of the programmes of study in each year group.