Senior School Curriculum

The curriculum in the Senior School is designed to inform and inspire our pupils so that they can set their own ambitions and build towards them.

In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), we introduce every pupil to a broad, well-balanced range of subjects. In addition to the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, pupils are taught Art, Geography, History, Religious Studies, ICT, French, German, Spanish, Music, Physical Education, Design Technology and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education). A few pupils have also studied Latin.

In Year 9 we consult with our pupils and their parents to help them choose their GCSE subjects. We offer considerable flexibility of choice and plenty of advice on how best to match subjects to the abilities and aspirations of each individual. That way we can make sure that pupils keep the right doors open so that they can continue to pursue their ambitions.

In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), all our pupils follow a core curriculum of English, English Literature, Mathematics (some additionally study Further Mathematics), Science (Biology, Physics and Chemistry being taught separately by specialist teachers) and PSHE (covered not just within lessons, but through assemblies and form tutor periods). Pupils also pursue their chosen subjects from: Humanities (Geography, History, and Religious Studies); Modern Foreign Languages (French, German, and Spanish); Art, Graphic Design, Computer Science and Physical Education. Then, by the end of Year 11, they are ready to achieve excellent examination results – thanks to the attention given to each individual by our talented teachers.

Throughout the Senior School we also pay attention to the wider needs of our pupils. We promote fundamental British values, and we offer them opportunities to develop skills and interests in drama, music, sport and extracurricular activities. We also encourage qualities such as communication, teamwork, self-discipline and independence so that our pupils can build on the benefits of their education and enjoy a happy, productive life beyond school.