The Sele School

Years 7 and 8 

The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Students of all abilities and interests and is delivered in ways that help all Students reach their full potential. During Years 7 and 8 all Students follow a common curriculum:

Art, Computing and Information Technology, Dance, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, a Modern Foreign Language, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Resilience, Science and Technology.

During Year 8 Students are given guidance on which two courses would be appropriate for them to study during Years 9 and 10 in addition to the core curriculum. They then take a two year GCSE course in Years 9 and 10, sitting two GCSE's at the end of Year 10.

Please follow the link below for information on Building Good Study Habits in Years 7 and 8:

Building Good Study Habits in Years 7 and 8


Years 9, 10 and 11

During Year 9 students are given further guidance on which two additional courses would be appropriate for them to study in Years 10 and 11. All students follow a balanced curriculum, which comprises: English Language and/or Literature, Mathematics, Science (Double Award or Triple Science) and Physical Education.  

Additional courses can be chosen from a range of subjects. The following subjects are currently available: Art and Design, Business, Child Development,  Computer Studies, Construction, Dance, Drama, French, Geography, History, Hospitality and Catering,ICT, Music, Photography, Product Design, Resistant Materials, Religious Studies, Spanish, Sports Studies. 


In Year 7 classes are either set, mixed ability or taught in Form Groups.  From Year 8 onwards students are increasingly taught in sets. Students may be moved up or down sets according to their level of effort and achievement.