We are very proud of our curriculum, which Ofsted graded “outstanding”. We review it every year in order to tailor the right courses to the right students to ensure we maximise their chances of success.

Our curriculum plays an important part in the continuing success of our boys in their examinations.

Key Stage 3

We offer a full, broad and balanced curriculum to all students in order to develop them as well-rounded individuals. At the heart of this curriculum is the development of literacy, numeracy and ICT skills – those skills central to future success and life-long learning.

Our personalised curriculum means that some students in Year 7 follow our transition curriculum. This involves a cross-curricular approach to literacy and numeracy, taught by specialist teachers who are skilled in developing vital learning skills. This curriculum has proved a great success in helping students make more rapid progress that the national average.

Key Stage 4

All students select their Key Stage 4 choices via our options programme during Year 8 and start the courses at the beginning of Year 9. This gives them time to achieve the very best GCSE grades they can.

Our options programme is extensive and allows students to study a considerable range of courses, including the English Baccalaureate and vocational subjects where appropriate.

Students are given close guidance and support to help them make the best choices for themselves and their future.



Woolwich Polytechnic School Curriculum Model

Year 7/8
Year 9-11
Personal Development 1 Personal Development 1
English 5 English 5
Maths 5 Maths 5
Science 4 Science 5**
Modern Foreign Languages 3 Option 1 3
Geography 2 Option 2 3
History 2 Option 3 3
EBC/Citz 1 Option 4 3
Design Technology 1 Core PE 2*
Art 1    
Drama 1    
Music 1    
ICT 1    
Core PE 2    


1 period = 50 minutes
*PE is one period in year 11
**Science is 6 periods in year 11


Tel: 020 8310 7000 Email: enquiries@woolwichpoly.co.uk
Registered Office: Hutchins Road, London, SE28 8AT
Woolwich Polytechnic School is operated by POLYMAT which is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales. Reg no. 9078530