All of our students are academically able. The curriculum is designed to stretch and challenge within a supportive environment so that each may reach his potential.
At Wilson’s, Key Stage 3 – which in most schools is a three year programme of study – is completed in two years. Pupils work towards the standards described in our Key Stage 3 Core Concepts.
In their first two years, all students take: English, Mathematics, Science, a modern foreign language (French or German), Latin, Geography, History, RE, Art, Music, Design & Technology, PE & Games, IT and PSHE.
We encourage all students to take instrumental lessons and in Year 7 these are provided by the school. Boys are taught in groups of four and selected for the instrument for which they have demonstrated the greatest aptitude.
In Years 7 – 8 all subjects are taught in form groups.
Our three year GCSEplus
programme has been designed to extend and stimulate boys with more interesting and challenging work than would be possible within the constraints of the standard Key Stage 4 programme. All departments enrich their approaches to ensure that boys are introduced to skills and knowledge that extend well beyond GCSE and prepare them for the challenges of A Level work.
In the core curriculum, all students take English and English Literature, Mathematics, a modern foreign language (French or German) and Religious Education. All students are taught the Sciences separately, with the overwhelming majority sitting Biology, Chemistry and Physics. An extensive programme of PE and Games provides an excellent and full range of sporting opportunities alongside an enrichment curriculum in Years 10 & 11 Boys continue their PSHE education across KS4.
Students also choose three optional subjects from: Art & Design, Business, D&T, Geography, History, Latin, Music, Physical Education and a second modern foreign language (typically Spanish).
Key Stage 3: See the individual department web pages
Key Stage 4: download the Key Stage 4 GCSE Plus Booklet
Key Stage 5: download Sixth Form Brochure
If you require further information about the curriculum followed at the school please email