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Across the whole of the NLC we aim is to teach a wide-ranging, balanced and relevant curriculum of the highest standard to ensure “success for all”. Further information is available from Lucy Eastwood eastwoodl@nlconline.org.uk

How much time are subjects given per week?

Years 7 & 8

During Year 8, with the help of their teachers and their parents, pupils choose some of the subjects they are going to study for the following three years. An additional meeting for parents and pupils about Subject Options is held and you will have the opportunity to talk with the subject specialists about how to make the best choices.Once they have made their choices, each pupil is interviewed by an experienced member of staff to make sure they have chosen wisely.

Core Subjects

  • English: 4 hours
  • Maths: 4 hours
  • Science: 4 hours
  • PE: 2 hours

Non-Core Subjects (all 1 hour per week)

  • Art
  • Citizenship
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Food
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Music
  • Religious Studies

Please note: Students who require literacy and numeracy support will not study French. These students will have an extra creative lesson.


Year 9

During years 9, 10 and 11, pupils will be following their chosen courses and preparing for GCSE examinations and/or vocational qualifications. At present all pupils continue to study English, Maths, Science and Physical Education. They can then choose from a wide range of GCSE and vocational qualifications. Almost all pupils follow courses leading towards an assessment in at least eight subjects.

Core Subjects

  • English: 4 hours
  • Maths: 5 hours
  • Science: 5 hours
  • PE: 2 hours

Options (all 3 hous per week)

  • Option One (Humanity or Language)
  • Option Two
  • Option Three


Years 10 & 11 (Key Stage 4)

Core Subjects

Options (all 3 hous per week) - students choose three options from the list below, following these Options Pathways


Business Studies



Film Studies

Food Technology




Resistant Materials

Religious Studies



Creative Digital Media
Media studies is taught across the KS4 age range by a team of two Media specialist teachers. The department has its own suite of teaching and studio production facilities.
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Netherhall High School
Netherhall Avenue,

Tel: 01484 382140 
Email info@nlconline.org.uk

Named contact for queries: Joanne Ainley ainleyj@nlconline.org.uk

NLC's Complaints Policy can be found here.

About the NLC

NLC consists of four schools, covering a full range of ability from 3 - 19 years. Each school has its own distinctive ethos and identity but all share the common goal of catering to the specific needs of each student.