The TCS Curriculum Offer

Our curriculum is designed to inspire and challenge, enabling all students to become the best version of themselves. Students will develop skills and embed the depth and breadth of knowledge required for them to achieve exceptional personal and academic outcomes, including meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.

The subject knowledge gained by our students allows them to develop and grow and provides a foundation for achieving success. Content is sequenced so that it builds on and returns to prior learning at regular points. It supports and enables all our students to join in and thrive in the next stage of their learning and make informed choices empowering them to access a range of pathways to the future. Our teaching staff strive to continually develop and deliver challenging lessons that encourage and motivate our students. It is of paramount importance that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make decisions for themselves and a meaningful and rewarding contribution to our local community or the wider world in adulthood.

Our offer is underpinned by a variety of learning experiences and wider opportunities that help prepare our students for success in the future and their chosen careers. These opportunities are delivered through taught subjects but also through the extensive range of extra curricula opportunities and activities that give our students access to learning experiences outside the classroom, within the local community and with the world of business and enterprise.

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Autumn Term Curriculum Update

TCS Teaching Sequence

The TCS Curriculum Offer

All students follow a three-year Key Stage 3 programme and a two-year Key Stage 4 GCSE Programme.

We operate a two-week timetable comprising of:

  • Each week there are 25 one hour lessons for KS3 and KS4 students
  • These are 5 x one hour lessons per day
  • Students have opportunities to work with a wide range of their peers within different grouping structures across the timetable
  • All students in Year 7 -10 are part of a tutor group and take part in daily reading with their tutors
  • Students in Year 11 are part of a study group and take part in additional daily retrieval practice for English, maths and science
  • Students in KS5 are part of a tutor group and take part in an organised programme of study
  • Non-examined Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (EPR) is delivered through one timetabled lesson once a fortnight at KS4 and twice a fortnight at KS3
  • PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic) is delivered through a timetabled lesson once at fortnight at KS3 and KS4 and twice a fortnight at KS5
KS3 Curriculum 50 hours

Key Stage 3


  • Students follow the same diet of lessons across Year 7 – 9.
  • Students are assigned a Modern Foreign Language to study on entry to TCS.
  • Students have opportunities to study a range of technology disciplines. These are taught in rotation.
KS4 Curriculum 50 hours

Key Stage 4


  • Students are offered a range of courses which are suitable for a wide range of abilities and interests and allow them to study in different ways.
  • Students will study their examination courses leading to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council).
  • All students study a core curriculum comprising of English, Maths, Sciences, PE, non-examined EPR and PSHE.

Key Stage 5


  • Students study personalised combinations of A Level and BTEC courses
  • Some students will be able to follow Level 2 courses with work experience in preparation for Level 3 courses or apprenticeships
  • Students follow an enrichment programme that is designed to enhance and compliment their programmes of study
  • All students study PSHE
An example KS5 L3 Curriculum
An example KS5 L2 Curriculum




Computer Science

Creative Media

Motor Vehicles

Design Technology




Ethics, Philosophy and Religion

Food Technology


Health and Social Care





Physical Education and Dance





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