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At all levels, the aim at Queen's is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum with scope for pupils to pursue their own interests as these emerge.

We do not have a 'blocking system' at GCSE or A-level. The timetable is constructed each year around our pupils' choices with the hope that everyone's individual needs can be met. 

For more information about our overall academic approach, including our scholarship programme, please watch this short film.

Below you can find out more details about the curriculum at Queen’s for each year group.

Years 7,8 & 9

For their first three years at Queen's, pupils study the following subjects:

Mathematics History
English Geography
Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) Philosophy, Theology & Ethics
Computer Science Art
French Music
A second Modern language* Drama
Latin and Classical Civilisation PSHE
Games PE
Dance Thrive (Resilience, Truth & Kindness)**

*In Year 7, pupils undertake a term each of Italian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish as part of a wider programme of language and linguistics. In Years 8 and 9 they choose one of these to study as their second modern language.

**Thrive is only part of the curriculum in Years 7 and 8. 

Games, PE and Dance are also part of the curriculum at this stage.

Years 10 & 11

In these years pupils study for nine or ten GCSEs or IGCSEs.

It is compulsory to take:

Mathematics At least two Science subjects (chose from Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science)
English Language A modern Language (including French, Italian, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish)
English Literature  
Latin Religious Studies
A second modern language Art
A third or fourth Science Music
History  Drama
Geography Dance

As well as their examination subjects, pupils are required to take games and PSHE, which includes Careers.

The Senior College (Sixth Form)

In Year 12 pupils usually select three A-level subjects, although in some circumstances pupils will be allowed to choose four.

In addition, all pupils have a period of PSHE and three periods of Physical Education each week. Wednesday afternoons are dedicated to voluntary and work experience at a range of companies and organisations in central London.