Our Curriculum Offer

Key Stage 3 – Year 7, 8 and 9.

Our current curriculum model maintains a breadth of subjects for all pupils until the end of Year 9, it goes beyond the core national curriculum including drama and engineering to expose students to as many new experiences as possible. We deliver technology subjects on a carousel to enable access to specialist teachers and resources and to provide students with a breadth of technological knowledge as they journey through Key Stage 3

For further information about the curriculum that your child will study at Key Stage 3,
please click here for Curriculum Subjects


Key Stage 4 – Year 10 and 11

At Key Stage 4 we have a broad curriculum of both traditional facilitating GCSE subjects alongside a more diverse set of vocational courses. This ensures our students are able to choose both the subject and the style of learning that best suits them. We require all students to study at least 1 facilitating subject (French, Geography or History) to maintain their curriculum breadth as they move into KS4 and leave doorways open for post 16 study. We actively encourage students to pursue the EBAC pathway recognizing that this too can support students in their educational and working future. Students who speak a community language at home are encouraged to gain a GCSE qualification in this alongside their taught curriculum and we encourage entries for GCSE Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Urdu.


In order to provide students with a breadth of courses to study and also enable them to progress onto their choice of pathways as they move onto Key Stage 5 and beyond, we provide a hybrid of both vocational and academic subjects at Key Stage 4. These include:

  • GCSE’s in Drama, French, Geography, History, Music and Sociology.
  • Vocational courses in Art& Design, Enterprise, Health & Fitness, Media, Hospitality & Catering and Engineering.

For further information about the curriculum that your child will study at Key Stage 4,
please click here for Curriculum Subjects


Key Stage 5

At Bishop Stopford’s School we believe that every student is an individual and in turn we have implemented a range of course offers and pathways to suit the bespoke and chosen needs and aspirations of our students. We are pleased to be able to offer a broad spectrum of academic and vocational courses in our level 3 pathway, a diverse Foundation programme for those students who require this in order to progress. Within our curriculum we offer:

  • Level 1/Level 2 Foundation pathway - Vocational courses in ICT, Science, Enterprise, Engineering, Health & Social Care and Sport. In addition, students’ study either entry level or GCSE Maths and English alongside these pathways to facilitate progression to Level 3 programmes of study
  • Level 3 offer includes vocational courses in Applied Science, Business, Engineering, Health & Social Care, ICT and Sport, alongside A-levels in Biology, Chemistry, English Literature, Maths, Economics, History, Physics and Sociology.
  • Partnership Programme – working in partnership with Choppycut Academy, our students have the opportunity to pursue a vocational qualification in hairdressing or barbering. The part time programme runs for 3 days a week and enables students to combine their vocational studies at the academy with academic qualifications in school such as English and maths GCSE if required

For further details and course specifics please see our Sixth Form Prospectus on our 6th form page http://www.bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk/sixth-form/prospectus-and-applications/

or via the following link: http://www.bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/6th-Form-Prospectus-2022-compressed.pdf