Course Category: GCSE

Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview The Food department is a thriving area which offers a popular mix of theory and practical lessons, giving students an opportunity to learn how to develop a love of food and cooking while gaining an understanding the role diet plays on good health. Students who opt for [...]

Design & Technology

Design & Technology Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview The Design and Technology Department is a thriving area of the school that provides the opportunities needed to express and develop creativity. In Key Stage 3 all students study Design and Technology through working in the areas of: Product Design, Textiles, Computer Science and Food and Nutrition. [...]


Science Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview Key Stage 3 Key Stage 3 Science includes Years 7 and 8; GCSE Science courses are introduced at the start of Year 9. All classes are taught in form groups and have 6 lessons of Science a fortnight in Year 7, and 5 in Year 8. Groups are normally [...]

Religious Studies

Religious Studies Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview Religious Studies is a statutory subject which all schools must provide. It provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, issues of right and wrong and what it means to be human. It develops students’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity as well [...]

Physical Education

Physical Education Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview Facilities The sporting facilities at the school are outstanding. The school has installed a 110m x 65m floodlit, all-weather soccer/hockey pitch. It has the very latest artificial surface: Tiger Turf Challenger, a third generation, 40mm pile height carpet with a rubber and sand infill. We have an excellent [...]


Music Overview Curriculum Teachers  Subject Overview Music at Waddesdon is a thriving, primarily practical subject that enables students to express themselves through a variety of performing, composing and appraising activities. We believe that music learning is at its best when young people are making music on instruments or using music technology, and when their existing [...]

Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview The Department has three permanent teaching rooms, each equipped with audio equipment for listening exercises. All classrooms have digital projectors and all are equipped with SMARTboards. The Department delivers French and Spanish throughout the school. All students study French on entry to the school in Year 7. [...]


History Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8), students study a 1000 years of history spanning from the Norman invasion in 1066 to the development of the Cold War. A broad and balanced programme of study is offered and connections between past events and the modern world are made [...]


Geography Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview Key Stage 3 Students are taught modules that provide a better understanding of the world in which they live. They study a range of locations around the world and focus on major geographical issues that are becoming increasingly important in today’s world. A balance is maintained between the study [...]


Drama Overview Curriculum Teachers Subject Overview Welcome to the Drama and Theatre Studies Department at Waddesdon. The aim of Drama in the curriculum is to provide opportunities for students to develop their confidence, personality and understanding of others. Students are encouraged to become skilled communicators and lessons are heavily focused on group work. The department [...]