In science pupils are being given complex tasks that challenge them to extend their thinking.

Ofsted Report 2017

Brixham College provides a broad and balanced curriculum, but we also offer extended opportunities for learning in areas that reflect the concerns and demands of the local community and which enrich the lives of our students.


Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 8)

This is a crucial stage in which students learn to work more independently and begin to develop a rich knowledge base that can be applied to thinking and problem-solving exercises.


Learning at this stage is divided into subject areas within faculties:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Creative and Media (incorporating visual, performing and technological arts)
  • Beliefs and Cultures (incorporating religious, philosophical, sociological and historical education)
  • Global Studies (incorporating geographical and linguistic knowledge and skills)
  • Healthy Living (incorporating physical, health and social education)
  • ICT


You can find out more about the faculties by clicking HERE.


Key Stage 4 (Years 9 – 11)

Learning at this stage is aimed at giving students the skills, competencies and knowledge that they need to progress into further education, training or employment.


At Brixham College we value all that our students do; our aim is to ensure that we get the right students on the right courses at the right time in the lives. You can find out about Key Stage 4 options HERE. This is the first step in setting students on the right pathway.


It is important that areas of the curriculum and opportunities are not lost at the end of Year 8, and therefore all areas of study are available to choose in Years 9, 10 and 11 according to interest, aptitude and ability.  All  students have the opportunity to take between eight or eleven GCSEs.


We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all of our learners, but also offer the flexibility of practical courses in vocational subjects leading to a range of qualifications. Students may be entered for some examinations early when it is judged that this will enhance their achievement. The College’s Early Entry Policy can be found HERE.

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