"Monitoring and evaluation of students' progress are carried out very rigorously and, along with the outstanding curriculum, ensure that over time the needs and interests of all students are met very effectively. The school provides many memorable experiences for its students including charitable fund raising, sport, music, art and drama which successfully promote their mature appreciation of spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues." Ofsted Report 2012.
In preparation for our first year 7 co-educational cohort in September 2018, the School will be offering Textiles, as well as Trampolining and Gymnastics in PE, as an additional to our excellent and broad curriculum.
The School's curriculum is designed to ensure all students receive a broad and balanced education, whilst ensuring students are properly prepared for both examinations and a lifelong commitment to learning. We aim, through the curriculum and co-curricular activities, to challenge pupils to achieve the very best they can.
In the lower school (Year 7 to 9) all students study a range of subjects, which includes Maths, Science and English, as well as the humanities subjects, foreign languages, Drama, Design Technology, ICT and Food Technology and PE. In Year 9, students will begin their GCSE courses in Science and RE, whilst other subjects will begin to teach the skills needed to succeed at GCSE level.
Pupils study a minimum of 9 GCSE subjects, with the most able offered the opportunity to study for additional courses (such as Further Mathematics).
The subjects that all pupils take are:
English Language, English Literature, Mathematics,
The three Sciences or Combined Science.
Additionally students choose four subjects from the list below:
Art and Design Business Studies Computing
DT- Resistant Materials Drama French
Geography German History Music Food Technology
Religious Studies Sports Studies
Physical Education Games
Learning to Learn (in Year 11) Personal Education
This Excel worksheet has an overview of the curriculum across the school year 17-18.