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Subjects

In Years 7, 8 and 9 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum.  The subjects are:

English

Physical Education

Art & Design

Mathematics

Computing

Geography

Science

French

Music

Religious Education

German or  Spanish

History

Design & Technology

Drama

Dance                    


In Years 10 and 11 all students study the following subjects:

English Language                      Physical Education                       French or German or           

English Literature                     Religious Education                     Spanish

Mathematics                              Science (Combined or Triple Award)  PSE


In addition they also have the choice of studying two or three of the following subjects to GCSE level:

Art and Design

Geography

Music

Child Development                     

Health and Social Care         

 

Computer Science                       

History

Sociology

Drama

ICT

 

English as a Second Language   

Life Skills      

Sports Studies

Food Preparation                       

Media

Textiles Technology

Additional Modern Foreign Languages:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Italian

Extended work-related opportunities are also offered where appropriate.  In recent years students in years 10 and 11 may continue their education with a number of colleges and training providers off site.  Typically their timetable will allow for them to do this for either one or two days a week.  In recent years students have gained NVQ and other qualifications in Hospitality & Catering, Hair & Beauty, Business Studies, Dance, Child Development and Health & Social Care.

Notre Dame is committed to keeping teaching groups as small as possible and in most classes there are approximately 26 students.

ENRICHMENT

We also, as part of our enrichment programme, offer a wide range of activities, both before and after school.  These activities include:    

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • a debating club
  • a Shakespeare club
  • musical groups
  • drama group
  • PE clubs
  • art clubs
  • logic club
  • choir

Please see 'Enrichment' tab for further details. 

 CURRICULUM COMPLAINTS ARRANGEMENTS

 If a parent has a serious concern about the school curriculum or related matters the parent should, in the first instance, contact the School to arrange a discussion about their concern:

asmith@notredame.southwark.sch.uk

 If the parent is dissatisfied with the outcome of the discussion the parent may then submit a formal complaint to the Headteacher.  This must be done in writing, stating that it is a formal complaint, clearly specifying its nature.

 A detailed set of procedures to deal with formal complaints is available on request from the School.