“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

Please find all the key documents you may require in the link below, which have been made available for you to download. Should you have any further queries please contact us: Phone: 01939 237000, email: enquiries@thomasadams.net


How to support home learning 

Guide for parents to support home learning

Exam Revision Materials for Year 11 students

Elevate Parents’ E-book
Exam Boards
Exams – Marathan or Sprint
Revise Effectively
Consolidation Sessions for Year 11 to attend


AQA – education charity providing GCSEs, A-levels and support

AQA provides qualifications that enable students to progress to the next stage in their lives. We also support teachers to develop their professional skills.



Pearson qualifications | Edexcel, BTEC, LCCI and EDI | Pearson qualifications

Pearson is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic, vocational and work-based learning qualifications, including BTEC, Edexcel and LCCI.



OCR – awarding body for A Levels, GCSEs, Cambridge Nationals, Cambridge Technicals and other qualifications

OCR is a leading UK awarding body, providing qualifications for learners of all ages at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes.



Home [www.wjec.co.uk]

WJEC is a leading awarding organisation in the UK providing assessment, training and educational resources in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and elsewhere. Mae CBAC yn gorff dyfarnu blaenllaw yn y DU sy’n darparu cymwysterau, asesiadau, hyfforddiant i athrawon ac adnoddau addysgol i ysgolion uwchradd a cholegau.



GCSE Options Information

GCSE Subject Options Booklet 2020

GCSE Subject Options Form 2020

GCSE Subject Option Guidance

Home Learning

Home Learning Timetable

Year 9 Exam Timetable 23 – 26 March 2020

Year 10 Exam Timetable 27 April – 6 May 2020

Curriculum Intent Statement

KS3 Science


KS3 ICT and Computer Science

KS3 History

KS3 French

KS3 English 


KS3 Art

KS3 Geography

KS3 Drama

GCSE Textiles

GCSE Science


GCSE Product Design


GCSE History

GCSE Graphics

GCSE French


GCSE English

GCSE Drama

GCSE Computer Science


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

01939 237000