Curriculum

 

 

 

British National Curriculum:

Years 7 - 9 

Pupils follow the ‘British National Curriculum’ and all overseas students take part in lessons with our British students. All lessons are conducted in English so it is essential that overseas pupils have a reasonable level of written and spoken English. 

GCSE:

Years 10 -   11         

Students take the ‘General Certificate of Secondary Education’ (GCSE), studying a total of between 7 – 9 subjects, some of which are compulsory and some optional subjects, working towards public examinations at the end of the second year. Students are also required to complete coursework, (not under examination conditions) which is marked and the grades count towards their overall mark.

A level:

Upper and lower Sixth

In the Sixth Form, students take ‘A level courses’ which are required for entry to university. Most students take four subjects in the first year (AS) and continue with three of these subjects in the second year (A2), so that they leave with three A levels and one AS level. Students can choose which combination of subjects they wish to study and the Principal, subject teachers and the Careers Co-ordinator all provide advice on which combination of subjects are required for specific university courses. There are public examinations at the end of the Lower and Upper Sixth with results published in mid-August each year. We are very proud that, every year, all our Sixth Form leavers go on to the best universities, specialist art or music colleges or workplace training programmes to gain the qualifications they need for the careers they wish to follow.