Overview of Subjects

The tables below list the subjects which are taught in each key stage. Further information about each subject is available by following the links under the ‘Subject Information’ sidebar of our website menu system.

If you have any questions relating to the curriculum at Coombe Dean School please contact Mr Stuart Koehler-Lewis, Deputy Headteacher (Curriculum): slewis@coombedean.co.uk

Key Stage 3: Years 7 & 8 Age 11-13

Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, Philosophy & Ethics, Design Technology, Art, French or German or Spanish, Music, PE, Food, ICT / Computing.

Key Stage 4: Years: 9, 10 & 11 Age: 14-16

Core Subjects
Maths, English Language, English Literature, Combined Science, Life Skills – Careers, Citizenship and Philosophy and Ethics.

Optional Subjects (students take 3)

iMedia, Computer Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Art, French, German, Spanish, Music, Sport Science, Business, Food and Hospitality, Design Technology.

Key Stage 5: Years: 12 & 13 Age: 16-19

Subjects Additional subjects
offered off-site
Maths, Further Maths, Level 3 Core Maths, English Literature, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, BTEC ICT, History, Geography, Art, Business, Sociology, BTEC Sport, Criminology, Psychology, BTEC Applied Science

English & Maths GCSE retake.

French and German A level are delivered within the Plym Consortium on a rotation.

Vocational courses through Plym vocational arrangements leading to National Vocational Qualification in all employment sectors including: Engineering Catering, Care, Sport & Recreation, Retail, ICT, Childcare, Carpentry and many more…

Academic and Vocational Courses through the Plym Consortium – Plymstock School and Heles School including: Theatre Studies, Media, Photography, Travel and Tourism, Religious Studies, Spanish.