Programme of Study

In Y9 students at Queen Elizabeth High School will study the national curriculum with continued exposure to a wide range of subjects. The variety of experiences will enable students to progress to a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 4.

We want our students to maintain breadth in Y9 and through their exposure to the high school curriculum make informed choices about their next stage of study. We believe that key stage 3 is the engine of the curriculum and Y9 is the culmination of the students’ educational journey through this key stage from middle to high school.

Students will study the following subjects in Y9:

  • English (Literature & Language)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)
  • A Modern Foreign Language (French/Spanish)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Technology
  • Computing/IT
  • Drama
  • Music
  • PE
  • RE
  • PSHE

The below presentation was given to parents of the Year 9 2022 intake on 26th May. It contains useful information about the curriculum, timings and dates for your diary.  

Year 9 Curriculum (PowerPoint)

Please use the following guide to help you decide the appropriate point of contact for any curriculum-related issues:

Nature of EnquiryContactPhone/Email
General questions about your child's work, progress, or homeworkSubject teachersBy note via your child or by contacting the main switchboard on 01434 610300
A concern about your child's progress or experience in a particular subjectCurriculum/Subject Leaders (see the Meet Our Staff page under the School Life menu)Contact the main switchboard on 01434 610300
General enquiries related to the curriculum, options, higher education applications or complex academic issues involving more than one subjectThe Sixth Form TeamTelephone the Sixth Form Office on 01434 610312 or email
Other matters not listed aboveReceptionPlease phone 01434 610300 and we will direct your enquiry to the appropriate person

Curriculum by Subject