“You’re given loads of advice about finding a job or an apprenticeship.”

“I was impressed with the University Information evening and the help given throughout the UCAS application process. Students are supported every step of the way”

“Very supportive, whilst at the same time allowing and encouraging my son to mature into a responsible adult”

Curriculum organisation

KEY STAGE 3 – Years 7, 8 and 9

All students follow a general course comprising English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Information Technology, Geography, History, Religious Education, French, Art, Music, Drama, Personal and Social Education and Physical Education/Games.

In Year 7, pupils are placed into sets for Mathematics, English, Modern Foreign Languages and PE. In Years 8 and 9, these arrangements extend into other subject areas. Special provision is made for students with learning difficulties or special needs.

In the Spring Term of Year 9, students and parents are consulted regarding subject choices and future courses.

KEY STAGE 4 – Years 10 and 11

All students take courses leading to GCSE or other appropriate examinations. As core subjects, all students take English, Maths, Science, Physical Education and a Personal and Social Education course which includes Religious Education, Careers Guidance and Health Education, and are given the opportunity to be involved in a work experience programme.

A modern foreign language is also taken by the vast majority of students.

Great care is taken to ensure that the other subjects chosen offer each student a broad and balanced education. Subjects on offer include History, Geography, Business Studies, Computer Science, ICT, Design and Technology (including, Product Design, Catering and Textiles), Art, 3D Art, Drama, Graphic Communication, Music, Religious Education and Physical Education.

For full details of our Key Stage 4 curriculum, see the supplements to this Handbook entitled “Curriculum Outline” and “Key Stage 4 Options Guide”, both available below.

Thomas Adams School studying
Music Programme

Thomas Adams School is a happy, caring school with an excellent reputation in the community for academic success and pastoral support.

Thank you for taking the time to view our website – we warmly welcome you and hope you find the information and resources of use. Should you be unable to locate anything or require further information, please contact us for assistance; telephone 01939 237000 or email enquiries@thomasadams.net

The Thomas Adams School
Lowe Hill
Wem
Shropshire
SY4 5UB


Telephone:
01939 237000