The curriculum is framed with the intention of producing well-balanced students prepared for the responsibilities and opportunities that arise throughout life and to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century. It extends knowledge, experience and imagination in ways which develop critical and analytical capability, awareness of moral values and capacity for enjoyment.

The students’ spiritual, moral and ethical development is addressed through the formal curriculum in a number of subjects including religious education lessons. It also occurs informally through assemblies, numerous extra-curricular activities, residential experiences and in other intangible ways which permeate the ethos of the school.

Kendrick has a full and well established PSHCE programme which is delivered to all students by their own tutors as part of the tutor/PSHCE programme. It is also delivered by specialists as a discrete subject in the upper school. Students will be prepared for their roles as citizens and follow recommended schemes of work for citizenship. All students receive careers advice and have the benefit of taking part in a well-integrated work experience programme as part of our work related and enterprise curriculum.

Every student has access to the full National Curriculum, Religious Studies, Citizenship and PSHCE. Kendrick is a grammar school and continues to offer a wide variety of subjects; in particular English Literature, a second modern foreign language, Latin and Religious Studies to public examination level.


Year 7: English, Mathematics, Science, a Modern Language (French or German), History, Geography, Religious Studies, Music, Art, ICT, Design & Technology, Physical Education, PSHCE including Citizenship.

Year 8: The above curriculum is continued and additional courses are begun in a second Modern Language and Latin.

Year 9: The above curriculum continues and a course is begun in Careers Education. Science lessons are organised as the discrete subjects, Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

In Years 7 and 9 there is also a carousel of lessons in PHSCE/Drama/Citizenship.

NB Design & Technology incorporates Textiles Technology, Food Technology and Product Design (which has elements of Graphics, Resistant Materials and Electronics).

Physical Education includes a wide range of activities: gymnastics, modern dance, swimming, athletics, netball, hockey, tennis and rounders.

Year 10 and 11 students study English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), a Modern Language, a Humanity and a Technology (Food, Textiles, Product Design or ICT). They may choose additional subjects from Latin, Business Studies, Art, Drama, Music, and Physical Education.

Years 12 and 13

Students study four subjects in Year 12 with many continuing these studies to full A Level. Alongside this we have an exciting academic enrichment programme offering students the opportunity to study AS Critical Thinking, the Extended Project Qualification or to take part in Personal Recreation.

Subjects available at AS/A-level are listed below. Those that are asterisked are the reformed A Levels with courses starting in September 2015 and are referred to as linear courses. The others are those which require an AS examination in Year 12 and A2 examination at the end of Year 13. Students’ choices can be from across both types of A Levels, the newly reformed A Levels as well as current AS/A Levels.

Art & Design*, Biology*, History*, Latin, Chemistry*, Classical Civilisation, Mathematics (Pure with either Mechanics or Statistics), Drama and Theatre Studies, Economics*, Music, Physical Education, English Literature*, Further Maths, French, Geography, German, Physics*, Religious Studies, Sociology*, Textiles