North London School


You can find the curriculum details below:


The curriculum overview page allows you to get information on KS3. At Key Stage 3 (KS3), Year 7 and Year 8, the subjects offered are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities: Geography, History, Citizenship and Religious Education
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Performing Arts: Drama and Music
  • Sport & Physical Education
  • Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

Similarly, all students attend form time activities, including Literacy & Numeracy, PSHE, and SMSC (Social Moral Spiritual and Cultural) in tutor groups at the start of the day.

Our Curriculum in the Ofsted Report

We organized the students into both set teaching groups and tutor groups. Therefore, biology, chemistry, and physics are taught separately. GCSE Science and Maths preparation starts from Year 9.


Firstly, in Years 9, 10 and 11, Key Stage 4 (KS4), students are on a personalised pathways programme suitable for their ambitions and aptitudes.

Secondly, they all study GCSE examination courses, including:

  • English Language
  • Maths
  • Combined Science

Similarly, preference subjects, dependent on their particular pathway, include:

  • Art
  • Computer
  • Science
  • Business Studies
  • Triple Science
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Media Studies
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • English Literature

Moreover, PSHE is taught as a non-assessed subject in Year 9, 10 and 11 as part of the compulsory curriculum at North London Grammar School.

Opportunities exist for higher attaining students to study A-level courses.

You can find the information on this Curriculum Page about KS 3 and KS 4

Our Curriculum in the Ofsted Report

Above all, at NLGS, we believe in driving students to fulfill their full potential, no matter their academic level. In addition, we do this with highly trained and understanding teachers, which the 2018 Ofsted report highlighted: “Pupils make substantial progress from the point at which they join the school.” This is because leaders adapt the curriculum to meet their needs, and teaching is highly effective.” We believe not only in driving our students to be the best in the school but also to be the best in the country and the world. In conclusion, to achieve this, we teach and enter our students to compete in international Olympiads, from which our students have received gold and silver medals over the years.

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