About Silcoates




Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) is taught throughout the School, as is Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Games periods are timetabled for all year groups.

Junior School

Year 1

Literacy, Numeracy, Art, Music, PE, Science

Year 2 to Year 6

The above subjects plus Geography, History, Religious Studies and a Modern Foreign Language.

In Year 6, senior school specialists teach Music, Art, Science, PE, ICT and History.

Senior School

Year 7

English, Mathematics, Science, Art, Design & Technology, Modern Languages, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, ICT

Year 8

An additional Modern Language is added, either German or Spanish. Latin is introduced for the top stream of pupils.

Year 9

Science is taught as three separate subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Years 10 & 11

Nine GCSE subjects are studied.  Pupils must take English, English Literature and Mathematics.  There are then six further subjects to choose from, two of which must be a science and a humanity.

Available subjects:  Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, French, Geography, Graphic Products, German, History, ICT, Music, PE, Physics, Product Design,  Religious Studies, Resistant Materials and Spanish.

Latin may be studied as a tenth GCSE if taken in earlier years.

A Level

Lower and Upper Sixth

Students normally study four subjects to AS Level. These maybe chosen from Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Further Mathematics, Geography, German, History, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Psychology, Physics, Politics, Religious Studies, Spanish and Theatre Studies.

In the Upper Sixth, students normally pursue three of their AS Levels through to A2; thereby gaining three full A Levels, though it is possible to take A2s in four subjects.