• King Ecgbert School,
    Totley Brook Road,
    Dore,
    Sheffield, S17 3QU
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Curriculum overview

Years 7-9

Students follow a broad and balanced curriculum for later study to examination level. In year 7-9 student study English, maths, science, history, geography, a modern foreign language, PE, design technology, computing, art, drama and music, They also study PSHCE (personal, social, health and careers education) and RE within L@KES, our own specially designed course.

Our current Y7 students study either French or Spanish. Able students have the opportunity to study a second modern foreign language in Key Stage 3.

Currently Y7 students are placed in ability groupings for mathematics and French. Setting in Science is introduced in Y8 and all modern foreign language lessons. Other subject are taught in mixed ability groups.

Years 10 and 11

During Y9, students and their parents/carers receive guidance and support to help them make informed choices about the options available for further study.

All students continue to study English (and nearly all students English Literature), mathematics and science. A large proportion of our students opt to study separate sciences (biology, chemistry and physics). Students also continue with L@KES and PE.

A full range of GCSE ‘option’ subjects is available. These include art, business studies, computing, drama, history, geography, modern foreign languages (French , German and Spanish), music, PE GCSE and a wide range of technology subjects (currently electronics, food, graphics, product design and textiles). A further technology subject design, engineer and construct which looks at the built environment can also be studied.

The vocational course currently available are business, health and social care and health and fitness.

Further details about each subject can be found in the curriculum subject pages.

Sixth form

The majority of our Y11 students choose to stay on at King Ecgbert School into our highly successful sixth form and we also welcome post-16 students from many other schools in the region. Students can study a full and varied A level programme and we also offer level 3 BTEC study. Our sixth form is a very vibrant part of the school and these students add a valuable dimension to many school activities. Most students progress to higher education, many to highly selective universities. Our sixth form is rated Outstanding by Ofsted and more details are available in our separate sixth form prospectus and on the website.

If you would like any further information about the school curriculum please e mail enquires@ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk