Curriculum departments have been grouped into faculties, in order to increase opportunities for collaboration to develop teaching and learning and raise achievement. Each faculty is lead by a Head of Faculty, who is also the head of one of the constituent departments. Each subject has its own Head of Department. See here for our Faculty Teams breakdown.

The subjects on offer at Acland Burghley School are listed in the Curriculum drop down menu. Click on each link for more information about the curriculum of individual subjects. Below are all the courses available at KS4. For any enquiries regarding the curriculum we follow, please contact Aaron Shufflebotham, Director of Learning - Curriculum on

For a full list of course available at KS5, please see the LaSWAP website.

GCSE courses available at KS4


Exam board

English Literature

English Language AQA
Mathematics Edexcel
Combined Science (Double award) AQA
Separate Science (Triple award) AQA
History Edexcel
Geography AQA
Drama OCR
French AQA
Spanish AQA
Design technology AQA
Sociology AQA
Psychology AQA
Music OCR
Physical Education AQA
Business Studies AQA
Art and Design Edexcel
Religious Studies AQA
Dance AQA
Further Mathematics AQA
Film Studies WJEC

 A variety of community languages are also offered at GCSE.