Unicorn School

Secondary Education

Pupils from Year 7 to Year 11 form the secondary part of The Unicorn SchoolYear 7 & 8 form KS3 and Years 9 -11 are KS4. 

In KS3 pupils continue to have daily 1:1 lessons with a specialist teacher alongside English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Digital Skills, PSHE, RE, Art & PE.  Many of these are taught by secondary subject specialists and the heads of English, Maths & Science oversee the curriculum. 

In KS4 instead of their 1:1 lessons pupils now have 2 x 1 hour lessons of Study Skills taught by a team of specialist teachers.  In addition in Year 9 pupils continue to study English, Maths, Science, Digital Skills, Duke of Edinburgh, PSHE, RE, Art, Film and PE.   

Towards the end of Year 9 pupils choose their options for Year 10 & 11.  All pupils continue to study towards a qualification in:

  • English Language 
  • Maths 
  • Science

In addition, all pupils continue to have lessons in 

  • PSHE 
  • RE 
  • PE 
  • Study Skills 

The option choices vary from year to year depending on the cohort of pupils. Currently the options are: 

GCSE Art BTEC Enterprise - Level 1 & 2
GCSE English LiteratureBTEC Sport - Level 1 & 2
GCSE Film StudiesDigital Functional Skills - Level 1 only
GCSE Food Preparation & NutritionPersonal Development Program
GCSE Triple Science

“My time at The Unicorn were the happiest and most loving years of my life”

– Charlotte, former pupil