Senior School Curriculum

Our subject specialists deliver a traditional curriculum to pupils in small classes which allows us to tailor our teaching to meet the needs of all academic abilities.

Welcome to Hydesville Tower Senior School

Hydesville families (and indeed prospective Hydesville families) can download the 2016 Senior School curriculum booklet here:


You can download a copy of the 2016/17 Senior School homework timetable here:


Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)

We are proud of the academic rigour and breadth of the curriculum offered at Key Stage 3. Small class sizes and the opportunity for our well-qualified subject specialists to develop programs of study allow our pupils to make superb progress.

The overall balance of the curriculum allows each pupil to experience a wide range of subjects. At the same time we place considerable emphasis on the development of skills which will best equip our pupils for success both at school and beyond. We provide a breadth of education on which pupils can build before they start their GCSE course.

In addition to the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, pupils follow the National Curriculum with lessons in: Art, Geography, History, ICT, Modern Foreign Languages (French, German and Spanish), Music, Physical Education, PSHE and Religious Studies.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

At Key Stage 4 our aim is to ensure that all pupils study subjects that suit their abilities and aspirations. Pupils are provided with flexibility; both in terms of the choice of subjects and in matching subjects to the needs of individuals, thus enabling a smooth transition to the next stage of their academic journey.

All pupils follow a core curriculum of English, English Literature, Mathematics and Science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry are taught as separate sciences). Pupils can then choose their options from the following:

The rich mix of drama, musical productions, sport and extra-curricular activities enriches and builds on all that is achieved by our pupils in the more formal areas of the curriculum, providing our pupils with confidence as well as developing their skills and interests.

ArtBiologyBusiness and Communication Systems
Child DevelopmentDramaFrench
ICTMusicPhysical Education
Religious Studies

2016 GCSE Highlights

GCSE results were of an extremely high standard again this year and pupils and their teachers are rightly very proud of what they achieved. We are thrilled our results are consistently comparable to the highly selective local grammar schools and we are regularly ranked by the Department for Education as one of the best performing non-selective secondary schools in the borough.


Overall Pass Rate


5 A*-C


5 A*-C Including English & Maths