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18/04/19

That’s why we’re really committed to a broad KS4 curriculum. We offer music, drama, fine art, textiles, photography, design tech, sociology, psychology, health, business, computer science and PE-lots of opportunity for all to excel

17/04/19

A marvellous team effort from staff, students and their parents. Well done HGAED 👏 https://t.co/i9wU0nb0wJ

05/04/19

We’re delighted to hear it! Have a very restful Easter break. Looking forward to hearing all about it after the holidays.

05/04/19

Sorry for the slightly later arrival. We can battle the elements but not London traffic. Well done girls for a superb trip!

05/04/19

Despite heavy traffic, the coach driver is confident about an 8pm arrival back at school. Please be prompt in collecting your daughter. Thank you 😊

05/04/19

The Ullswater group are scheduled to arrive back at school at approx 8pm. Updates to follow once they are on the M25. It’s a very quiet coach back 😴

05/04/19

Congratulations to our wonderful Mrs Thompson for her support in achieving our Healthy Schools Gold Award 🥇 https://t.co/rlk5tDSKxb

05/04/19

The girls are enjoying their final activities before heading home. What a week! Travel updates to follow https://t.co/oWhxYZqoc1

03/04/19

It’s a rather beautiful spot for camping for the night https://t.co/VkMKae9ysF

03/04/19

Always a pleasure to host our primary colleagues and the wonderful children

03/04/19

A lovely range of hats and waterproofs on display 😊 https://t.co/If9WwYclQ3

03/04/19

Outward Bound. It’s all about building resilience! https://t.co/XC7GToN2GB

03/04/19

The beautiful Lake District https://t.co/RIIrc5EcwJ

03/04/19

So proud of these girls! https://t.co/7zU5Gciagd

03/04/19

View from the centre this morning for our Ullswater girls. It’s a little fresh 🥶 https://t.co/oKtnfyiXCE

02/04/19

We're delighted to have been won two Outcome Awards for 2018. Top 20% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment, and top 10% for progress. Very proud of all our students and staff! Full story https://t.co/zOLqL2fy2x https://t.co/NIMqErapkM

02/04/19

Students recently filled the 's conservatory with a 'mile of string', creating a tangled mess that made it difficult for the audience to move freely. Why? Find out at https://t.co/3RqD4g4Yxd https://t.co/rbCTvoF3re

01/04/19

From Peckham to paradise! Year 7 have arrived in Ullswater...a different world! https://t.co/dYE2ueQDm5

25/03/19

Retweetd From HPAEastDulwich

Thank you Our Year 4 pupils really enjoyed their lesson on electricity in your science labs yesterday!

25/03/19

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

A massive thank you to Newlands Academy, St Saviours & St Olaves, SILS4 for your support! We can’t wait to see you all!

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Year by Year

This page gives an overview of which subjects are taught in each year. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the academy, providing students with a wide range of subjects.

Our Key Stage 3 provision is largely covered during years 7 and 8 with many subjects commencing GCSE courses at the beginning of, or during, year 9. Other than RE and non-Science component of Sex Education, all National Curriculum subjects are statutory and we cannot allow withdrawal based on religious grounds from any of these subjects (e.g. PE, Music and Drama).


Subjects covered in years 7 and 8 include:


  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • DT
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Spanish/Italian
  • Computer Science
  • PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education) is taught through our coaching time programme in all year groups.

Curriculum choices

We offer our first set of options to students during Year 8 in readiness for them to commence their GCSE studies in Year 9. 

We offer a wide range of options to students and then commit to run the most heavily selected courses, aiming to give as many students as possible their first choices.  Sometimes this leads to double groups in some subjects. 


Core subjects at Key Stage 4

  • Maths
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Sciences – including separate Physics, Chemistry and Biology for more able groups
  • History or Geography
  • Spanish/Italian or another modern foreign language
  • Sport and Fitness
  • PHSE (taught through coaching time)
  • Religious Studies (taught through dropdown days)

The vast majority of our students pursue GCSE courses with a very small minority of vocational courses being offered as appropriate.


Subjects Studied Years 9-13

Download a complete list of subjects offered during 2017-18 in years 9-11 and also in the Sixth Form, including the relevant exam board.