Education

Although details of the school curriculum are given in the prospectus there have been amendments to this in recent years. Several changes are itemised below to give a more up to date account.

JUNIOR SCHOOL

In addition, Junior School encompasses a wide subject area including:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Education
  • Design & Technology
  • Art & Craft
  • Information Technology.

Specialist teachers from the Senior School manage the Games, Music and Languages curriculum. Key Stage 1 and 2 assessments are undertaken at the end of Year 2 (Infant) and Year 6 before entry into the Senior School. Individual academic requirements are met through a close working relationship between form teachers and the Learning Support Department where appropriate curriculum amendments can be made.


SENIOR SCHOOL

The Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9) curriculum has been developed by subject staff using National Curriculum guidelines. These courses take into account individual needs and are closely aligned to the Junior School curriculum. All pupils follow courses in:
English, Mathematics, German, Science, Geography, History, Information Technology, Art, Music, Religious Education, Physical Education, Games, Craft & Design, Home Economics, Drama and Citizenship.

Pupils entering Year 10 and 12 are provided with a GCSE or Sixth-Form (Advanced level) Options booklet. These provide substantial syllabus details as well as assessment procedures and examination boards used. The most recent copies are available from the 'downloads' section of this website.

Courses offered include:

  GCSE AS LEVEL A LEVEL
English Language
English Literature
Mathematics
Further Mathematics    
Statistics    
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Environmental Science  
Geography
History
Accounting  
Business Studies  
German
Physical Education
Music
ICT
Art & Design
Graphic Product Design
Home Economics    

Saturday morning school is compulsory for boarders and recommended for day pupils in Year 10 and above. Examination skills are developed during this time with past GCSE, ‘AS’ and Advanced level papers being conducted.