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.
Key Stage 3 curriculum subjects
- Food Technology
- Modern Foreign Languages
- Physical Education
- Religious Studies
Personal, Social and Health Education
(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.
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 which 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.
There are numerous possible combinations to allow completely free choice. 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.
Specific guidance on what each year group will be covering throughout the academic year.
Download curriculum guides below.
What Pupils & Parents Say About us
My study mentor is so helpful and encouraging in supporting me in subjects I struggle with, and she is really approachable. I love being in the senior production, where you work as a team. My lessons in Psychology are exciting, interesting and we learn so much. Being in the prefect team has given me so many opportunities.Pupil, 2018
The school has a strong community feeling as everybody knows each otherPupil, 2018
An exceptional school for all ages & abilities of student.Parent, 2018
The staff strive to give their best in every way, giving the individual student the skills, guidance and care to achieve their full potential.
Great communication between staff and students, as well as parents. Mr. Wallace and the faculty know each child by name and take the time and effort to invest in them. Our boys are doing very well, and the quality of their education is stellar.Parent, 2018