Course Category: GCSE

Spanish

SpanishSubject Overview In Spanish, our main aim is for students to develop a deep appreciation of the Spanish language and culture. Through continued speaking practice within the classroom, students develop their ability to communicate confidently with increasing accuracy, and to articulate thoughts and ideas with growing fluency.  A residential visit to Seville enhances students’ appreciation [...]

French

SubjectSubject Overview In French, our main aim is for students to develop a deep appreciation of the French language and culture.  Through continued speaking practice within the classroom, students develop their ability to communicate confidently with increasing accuracy, and to articulate thoughts and ideas with growing fluency.  Residential visits in France enhance students’ appreciation for [...]

Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition Subject Overview Food and Nutrition at Waddesdon will equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to cook and apply the principles of food science, nutrition, and healthy eating. Teachers Mrs Sheila Watts Subject Leader for Food & Nutrition Mrs Heather Bambury Food & Nutrition Teacher Mrs Sarah Richardson Food & [...]

Design & Technology

Design & TechnologySubject Overview In Design & Technology, our main aim is for all students to develop understanding and knowledge of materials and their working properties through a practical learning approach. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of manufacturing processes, including the sustainability of using a variety of materials as well as the ethics and [...]

Science

ScienceSubject Overview We believe that the purpose of Science education for all is to enable all students to make moral, ethical and educated predictions about the world around them. Students will use terminology suitable to their level of study in order to make, describe, explain and evaluate these predictions. Through Science at Waddesdon students will [...]

Religious Studies

Religious StudiesSubject Overview Who am I?  Why am I here?  What do I desire?  How then shall I live? Religious Studies at Waddesdon Church of England School aims to ensure that each student achieves his/her potential and develops a profound understanding of religious, moral and spiritual concepts and issues. The RS curriculum aims to deepen [...]

Physical Education

Physical EducationSubject Overview In Physical Education our main aim is for students to experience a range of activities and roles within sport to enable them to develop an enthusiasm for leading active and healthy lifestyles.  Through the medium of sport, students will develop problem-solving and communication skills along with technical development.  Students will have the [...]

Music & Music Technology

Music & Music TechnologySubject Overview Music at Waddesdon is a thriving, primarily practical subject that enables students to express themselves through a variety of performing, composing and listening/analytical activities. We believe that music learning is at its best when young people are making music on instruments or using music technology, and when a passion for [...]

History

HistorySubject Overview History at Waddesdon aims to prepare students for success in today’s world of work by: developing their ability to think creatively, logically and critically developing their ability to read for pleasure and for information developing their ability to read quickly, effectively and with purpose by utilising the skills of close reading, skim reading [...]

Geography

GeographySubject Overview In Geography, we aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to make sense of the world in which they live. Students learn about a range of physical and human geography topics so that they are well informed about the world and have an understanding of global events. Teachers Mr Matthew Barrett Subject Leader for Geography Miss [...]