At Wymondham College, our intention is to give our students access to the very best that has been thought, said, written and calculated. We want our students to achieve success in their public examinations, but we also want them to have been engaged with and enthused by a richness of knowledge in a variety of subject disciplines. We are passionate that our curriculum should be accessible to all of our students so that they are equipped with the tools necessary to succeed in life beyond the College.
Our students follow a broad curriculum in Year 7 and Year 8, before taking some ownership of their curriculum pathway in Year 9. Almost all of our students are put forward for the ‘English Baccalaureate’ from Year 9 to ensure that they have access to a range of academic subjects at GCSE including English, Mathematics, at least two Sciences, a Modern Foreign Language and either Geography or History.
Our curriculum extends beyond the classroom; we call this ‘Wymondham Life’ which includes activities such as Combined Cadet Force (CCF), sport and over 65 other clubs. In addition, students continue to study a range of other subjects alongside their GCSE courses throughout Years 9, 10 and 11 so that their academic experience is as broad as possible.
Our Sixth Form students typically choose three subjects to pursue at A Level. We offer a range of traditionally academic A Levels, as well as the Extended Project Qualification and other enrichment courses that help to prepare our students for study at university and for life beyond the College, such as a bespoke ‘Futures’ programme, PSHE and Games.
In recent years the GCSE option choices have been:
- Fine Art
- Business Studies
- Creative iMedia
- Computer Science
- Product Design
- Food & Nutrition
- Religious Studies
- Sport Studies
- Curriculum Plus (only for those students with Higher Level SEND requirements)
Whilst every effort is made to accommodate students’ options choices, it is not possible to guarantee that individuals will be allocated places on their first choices. This is for two reasons; some courses may not run if there is not sufficient demand and it is impossible to timetable for every possible combination of subjects. Therefore, we ask every student to also select a reserve choice.