School Curriculum

The school operates through Curriculum Areas and Departments. Each individual Head of Department has a seat on the Academic Board of Urmston Grammar.

The curriculum areas are: English, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics), Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish), Humanities (Geography, History, Politics, Religious Studies), PE, Drama, Music, Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology), Business Studies, Economics and Technology (Art, Computing, Design & Technology, Food Technology, Graphic Products).

The curriculum is organised around the Key Stages of Learning:

  • Key Stage 3, our Lower School: Years 7, 8 & 9. Most subjects are based on the National Curriculum.
  • Key Stage 4, our Upper School: Years 10 & 11. Students are studying for GCSE qualifications.
  • Key Stage 5, our Sixth Form: Years 12 & 13. Students are studying for Advanced level GCE qualifications. Students also have the opportunity for enrichment through the EPQ, Independent Learning Modules, short courses in a range of different subject areas, work experience and voluntary work.

The school timetable operates on a two week cycle consisting of 46 x 60 minute subject lessons and 4 x 45 minute sessions for Assemblies, Enrichment and PSE.

Details about the KS3 Curriculum are available here: KS3 Curriculum Overview

Details about the KS4 Curriculum are available at:

Details about the KS5 Curriculum are available at:

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