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 “The college’s curriculum meets the needs and interests of students throughout the school extremely well, including the sixth form.”  Ofsted, 2013

At Midhurst Rother College, we aim to ensure that the curriculum for each year group caters for a range of pathways and suits the needs of all our students. We review the structure and provision of the curriculum each year to enable students to achieve the highest possible standards.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum (Years 7 & 8)


Mathematics Y7/8

Science Y7/8


Physical Education

Religion and Philosophy

Design, Technology & Engineering
Fine Art


Geography Y7/8



Modern Foreign Languages

In Year 7, students study French, with the opportunity to study German and Spanish in Years 8 and 9.

Setting occurs in English, Maths, Science and Modern Languages.

Year 9:

Year 9 is a key transition year at Midhurst Rother College.  Students begin preparation for GCSEs in several subjects and also take Functional Skills exams in both English and Maths.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum (Years 9, 10 and 11)

Core subjects:

Y9 English   Y10/11 English



Science (Triple/ Double/ BTEC)


Option subjects:

Students at Key Stage 4 follow a range of different pathways designed to maximize students’ potential. The pathways offered include an Ebacc route, GCSE, Vocational and Support pathways. Students are advised on the correct balance of subjects to enable them to succeed both at Key Stage 4 and in the Sixth Form, with a view to attending University or College when they leave MRC.

The following subjects are being studied in 2017-18:

Fine Art GCSE

Business Studies GCSE

Computer Science GCSE

Drama GCSE

Geography GCSE

History GCSE

Hospitality/Catering BTEC

Learning Support

Modern Foreign Languages GCSE

Music GCSE

Physical Education GCSE

Religious Philosophy

Textiles GCSE



Enrichment Days and Period 6 Provision:

The enrichment opportunities offered at Midhurst Rother College during 2017-18 will develop on the outstanding programme that was launched 2015. All students in Years 7-11 will have the choice of a hugely varied and exciting enrichment programme timetabled into their College day on at least two occasions each week and on one occasion for Year 10 and 11 students. Activities range across elite sports coaching, journalism, Quidditch sport, debating, cookery lessons, Science, Green power car and much more. These activities will be delivered by College teaching staff and external coaches with a specialism in their field.

Students in all year groups also have a programme of Enrichment Days covering Personal, Social and Health Education topics such as health awareness, crime, internationalism and STEM projects.


Year 7

Insight – A Parent’s Guide

Computer Science

Design, Technology & Engineering

Fine Art

Mathematics-Year 7   Year 8
Modern Foreign Languages
Science-Year 7    Year 8
Physical Education

Information Evening Power Point11.10.17

Calendar 2018

17-18 Jan

University of Chichester - Y7 Fresher’s Programme @ MRC

23 January

Years 7 & 11 & 13 Groups & Friendship Photos

29 June

Junior Mountbatten Event

12 July

Parent/Carer Consultation Evening 17.00 - 20.00

Year 8

Insight– A Parent’s Guide

Information Evening Power Point(17 10.17)

Calendar 2018

16 January

Options Evening 18:30 - 20:30

5-9 March

Class based exams

19 April

Y8 Parent Consultation Evening 5-8pm

29 June

Junior Mountbatten Event

Year 9


Insight– A Parent’s Guide

KS4 Curriculum Subject Overview
Business Studies
Computer Science
Design and Technology
English  Year 9   Year 10/11
Fine ART
Geography Year 9  Year 10/11
Hospitality and Catering
Modern ForeignLanguages
Physical Education Year 9  Year 10  Year 11

Year 9 Information Evening Power Point

Full GCSE Option Booklet 2017-2019

Year 9 Options Choices 2017-2019

Teenager Booster School Based Vaccination Programme

nhs website for more information

Calendar 2018


9 February

Booster Vaccinations

22 March

Parent/Carer Consultation Evening

29 June

Junior Mountbatten Event



Year 10

KS5 Options Evening information

Information Evening Power Point

Insight– A Parent’s Guide


Year 11

Information Evening Power Point



The Key Stage 5 curriculum (Years 12 and 13):

Students at Midhurst Rother College study a combination of AS/A2 and BTEC courses in the Sixth Form. Where needed, support is provided for retaking English and Maths GCSEs.

Students follow a Sixth Form programme which includes a wide range of curriculum subjects and enrichment courses such as Extended Project and Core Maths.

Enrichment Days and Period 6 Provision:

In Key Stage 4 and 5, all students stay at College to take part in Period 6 activities. These include a wide range of academic intervention classes and extra-curricular activities along with a comprehensive programme of enrichment sessions including visiting speakers and student led presentations.


For more information please view our Sixth Form area

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