We follow the national curriculum and this is reviewed annually.
The curriculum is organised into a two week timetable and lessons are taught in one hour periods. Most lessons are taught in singles and in doubles for relevant practical lessons.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
- At NCC Key Stage 3 is taught over Year 7, 8 and 9 (except within Science department). Students are taught in set groups according to their abilities in English, Maths and Science using their KS2 data and Cognitive Ability Tests (CATS) and in form groups in other subjects
Key Stage 4
- Key Stage 4 is taught over Years 10 and 11 (Science over years 9.10 and 11) the curriculum is designed to encourage students to study a wide, varied and balanced subjects to enable them move onto further higher studies. The number of GCSE subjects studied by students depends on their chosen pathways.
Our 4 pathways are
English Baccalaureate – English, Maths, Science, a language and a Humanity subject and any other subject
Non Ebacc GCSEs
Skills for life – Vocational subjects
All students study GCSE English language, GCSE English literature, GCSE Mathematics,
GCSE core science, additional science, further additional science or BTEC Science, GCSE RE and GCSE PE.
At NCC we aim for each of our boys to experience a broad, balanced, insightful and challenging curriculum whilst developing their interests and talents to the best of their potential.
We follow the national curriculum and this is reviewed annually. Please see our Curriculum Map below.
Please contact the Head teacher if you require more information about the curriculum the school is following.