At Culcheth High School we aim to provide all our students with learning experiences of the highest order and the richest curriculum diet possible.  In Key Stage 3 all students will follow the full range of National Curriculum subjects.  At Key Stage 4 the curriculum will be personalised according to students’ needs.  Most students are encouraged to follow subjects leading to the English Baccalaureate (that is: English, Mathematics, Science, History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language).  However, this may not be suitable for all and in addition to the core subjects, students can choose from a range of options.  Individual options will be ‘guided’ and students supported in their choice of subjects.  There will be opportunities for some students to study vocational courses ‘off-site’.

Full details of KS4 subjects can be seen at:

KS4 Options Booklet

Subjects followed by students at Key Stage 3:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • ICT
  • PE
  • Personal Development
  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • RE
  • Design and Technology
  • Art, Music and Drama.

At Key Stage 4 the core curriculum consists of (examining body in brackets):

  • English/English Literature (WJEC)
  • Mathematics (Edexcel)
  • Science – either Separate Science (biology, Chemistry, Physics)/Core Additional Science or BTEC Applied Science (Edexcel)
  • Core Computing
  • Personal Development (non-examined)
  • Physical Education

Students can also choose from the following option subjects:

  • Art (Edexcel)
  • Art Textiles (Edexcel)
  • Computing
  • Drama (Edexcel)
  • Media Studies (AQA)
  • Music (Edexcel)
  • Catering (WJEC)
  • Child Development (WJEC)
  • Product Design (AQA)
  • History (WJEC)
  • Religious Studies (Edexcel)
  • French (Edexcel)
  • Spanish (Edexcel)
  • Business Studies (AQA)
  • BTEC Work Skills