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For details of curriculum information please select the relevant team from the menu options on the right and then choose the subject you wish to view.

York High School, like all maintained schools, follows the national curriculum set down by the government but there is much more to what we offer than simply meeting our legal requirements. We believe that, given the right curriculum and learning opportunities, every young person can succeed.

We believe in the setting of pupils so that they can learn with peers of similar ability to ensure that teaching can be targeted to the needs of the pupil. Many pupils are in different sets for different subjects so they can progress at the right pace for them. For pupils with special needs there is additional support through specialist teaching and the support of Teaching Assistants. For pupils who are gifted and talented there are additional opportunities both within and beyond the curriculum including the chance to be part of a city-wide Independent State Schools gifted and talented programme.

In Key Stage 3 (KS3) we have two cross-curricular days for each year group with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and HELP (Humanities, English, Languages and Performing Arts). 

In Years 10 and 11 we offer a range of GCSE subjects and vocational qualifications through our partnerships with other schools and colleges in the city. Pathways are identified for pupils to follow which will ensure they can achieve their potential.

Our extended curriculum offers many performing arts shows and events throughout the year, a whole range of sports teams and individual events for pupils to participate in and after school clubs to enhance and enrich the learning of our pupils. 

Homework and Resources are available in the Parents Section of our website.