Preparing all pupils for a fulfilling and successful future.
At the Senior School, we specialise in finding the best in every pupil and place equal value on cultural, technological, scientific, linguistic and creative subjects.
We pride ourselves on putting our pupils first seeking to ensure that their talents and abilities are nurtured and encouraged to flourish in an environment of support and appreciation.
- Food Technology
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Physical Education
- Religious Studies
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
PSHE is also an important part of the KS3 curriculum. A team of skilled staff teach lessons on health and social wellbeing, citizenship, careers and financial awareness across the school and their teaching is often supported by visiting speakers.
Relationship and Sex Education (RSE)
Our RSE provision will give students the information they need to help them develop healthy, nurturing relationships of all kinds, not just intimate ones. Learn more about our PSHE and RSE programme:
PSHE and RSE
Year 9 Options
Throughout Year 9, pupils will also start to consider their future with career lessons. At the end of the academic year, pupils will discuss their options with the Head of Year and plan which subjects to continue with to GCSE level, throughout Years 10 and 11 (KS4).
There are six compulsory core subjects that will continue to be part of the curriculum such as Mathematics, English, Core modern Foreign Language and GCSE Double Science. Pupils then study their additional four chosen options – gaining 9 GCSE’s in total. Pupils also benefit from PSHE, Games and Careers Guidance although these are not examined.
Following consultations with pupils and staff, an option pattern will be issued from which pupils must then choose their option subjects.
- Business Studies
- Computer Science
- Food Preparation
- Sport and Physical Education
- Religious Studies
From September 2018, all GCSE subjects now follow the new specifications as per the curriculum reforms. The GCSE grading scale of 9-1 is used – with 9 being the top grade.