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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Curriculum and Subjects

Years’ 7, 8 and 9 (Key Stage 3)

All pupils study a common curriculum which follows the National Curriculum. Subjects are designated either Core or Foundation. In Year 9, students will start the GCSE course in RE, English, Maths, Science, French, Spanish, History and Geography.


  • RE
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science


  • Art, Music, Drama;
  • French, Spanish;
  • PE;
  • Geography, History;
  • Design Technology, Food Technology.
  • ICT;
  • Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Curriculum Map

Click the link for the Key Stage 3 Curriculum Map: Curriculum Map 2020-2021 


Years’ 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4)

All pupils will study examination courses in the following Core subjects:

  • RE
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science: Combined Science or Separate Sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics

Pupils also follow courses in PE and PSHE which includes careers guidance.

In addition, pupils follow three subjects chosen from a structured set of options. These include:

  • History, Geography, French, Spanish
  • Business Studies
  • Design Technology, Food Technology
  • Art, Drama, Music
  • Physical Education (Examination)
  • Computer Science
  • Film Studies Btec
  • Sports Btec

Years’ 12 and 13 (Key Stage 5)

The following subjects are available at Key Stage 5 - please see the Sixth Form section for further information on each subject:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Film
  • Media Studies
  • Photography
  • Religious Studies
  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • Law
  • Business 
  • Economics
  • Product Design

Further queries about the school’s curriculum can be directed to the Curriculum Coordinator or Head of Department for the subject concerned (see Staff List) or to Ms R Baker (Director of Curriculum).