Curriculum & Qualifications

The curriculum at Ellis Guilford School is broad, powerful and engaging. With a firm basis in the mastery of knowledge we aim to develop ambitious learners who strive for excellence across Key Stage 3 and 4.

Pupils make their curriculum choices in Year 9 and then go on to specialise in the subjects that they are passionate about, complimented by a strong basis in the Core subjects of English, Maths and Science. We are very proud of the broad and balanced selection of academic and vocational subjects we offer at Key Stage 4, enabling our pupils to pursue their skills and interests with challenging and valuable Level 2 courses.

In Year 7 Pupils study English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, PE/Dance, a Modern Foreign Language, Art, Design Technology, Food, Computing, Music, Drama and Religious, Social and Moral Education.

In Year 8 Pupils study English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, PE/Dance, a Modern Foreign Language, Art, Design Technology, Food, Computing, Music, Drama and Religious, Social and Moral Education.

In Year 9 Pupils study English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, PE/Dance, a Modern Foreign Language, Art, Computing, Music, Drama and Religious, Social and Moral Education. Pupils have the opportunity to choose between Food and Design Technology.

In Year 10 and 11 Pupils study English, Maths, Science, Core PE and Religious, Social and Moral Education alongside their GCSE choices.

The subjects we offer at KS4 are:

Compulsory SubjectsOptional Subjects
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
GCSE Mathematics
GCSE Combined Science
Core PE (No qualification attached)
Religious, Social and Moral Education
(No qualification attached)











GCSE History
GCSE Geography
GCSE French
GCSE Spanish
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Film Studies
GCSE Religious Studies
GCSE Photography
GCSE Art and Design
BTEC Level 2 Sport
BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care
BTEC Level 2 Art and Design Practice
RSL Level 2 Dance
RSL Level 2 Drama
RSL Level 2 Music Technology
Cambridge National Level 2 Child Development
Cambridge National Level 2 Creative iMedia
Wjec Level 2 Hospitality and Catering

Some pupils who wish to go on to do sciences at A level will complete the Triple Science qualifications in their Science lessons.

For more in depth information on GCSE courses available in Year 10 and 11 click here.