Lincoln Minster

Senior school

Placing equal value on cultural, technological, scientific, linguistic and creative subjects.

Senior School

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.

 Key Stage 3 curriculum subjects

  • Art
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Electronics
  • English
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Textiles

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.

Senior School at Lincoln Minster

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.

Subject Options

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • Electronics
  • Food Preparation
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Graphics
  • Sport and Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Textiles

Grading System

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.

Latest School News


Squash results for the week..

08 November 2019
On Wednesday we travelled to Hallamshire Sheffield to play Stage 1 of Key Stage 3 National Squash matches with both girls and boys teams.

Messenger: October 2019

31 October 2019

As we come to the end of the month, we are excited to bring you the October edition of Messenger!

Read these stories and more here: 


Senior School Production 2019: The Odyssey

30 October 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the Senior Production. This year, students from Years 10-13 are staging an adaptation of Homer's epic tale, The Odyssey.

Scholarships at Lincoln Minster School

23 October 2019

Each year, we are proud to award Scholarships to pupils who are capable of extremely high levels of achievement and who we believe will make a significant contribution to the life of the school.

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 other

Pupil, 2018

An exceptional school for all ages & abilities of student.
The staff strive to give their best in every way, giving the individual student the skills, guidance and care to achieve their full potential.

Parent, 2018

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

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