Our Subjects

The delivery of our academic subject curriculum is organised via subject based departments, each with a Subject Leader, with English and Mathematics each having a Second in Department. All teaching staff are graduates in their specialist subjects, typically with many years of experience across all key stages and are trained in the most effective teaching and learning techniques.

In this section, you will find detailed information on each subject including an overview of the curriculum delivered in each key stage. The information contained in the following pages is correct for the academic year 2021-2022. At Heckmondwike Grammar School, all students study a 3 year Key Stage 4 that begins in year 9. This model has proven to be very effective and popular, and allows departments to explore in greater depth their subject areas so that our students are suitably stretched and challenged; fully preparing them for their external examinations and future post-16 study.