Key Stage 3
All children continue to be monitored on their individual value added score (which is the progress students make between different stages of education) and also on their targets and 1-9 grades in order to prepare them for the next stage of their education and to ensure that each child’s full potential is being reached.
In the Senior school the children carry on with the Government’s National Curriculum in English, Mathematics, Science, History and Geography, French, ICT, Physical Education, Drama, Art and Design, Mandarin, Reading and spelling, Games and Music. They follow a unique Citizenship, PSHE and Religious Studies and British Values programme to develop into active, global citizens.
Children make their GCSE choices in the Spring Term of Year 9, in preparation for the courses in Year 10 and 11, and meetings are held to inform parents of options and to help guide children and parents through the various options available. The GCSE course mainly commence in the Summer Term Year 9.
Key Stage 4
GCSE subjects include the core of:
- English Language
- English Literature
- Integrated Science (double award) or: Triple sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics
- Art and Design
- Religious Studies
- MFL (Classical Arabic)
- MFL (French)
In the Senior School we offer Functional Skills Levels 1 & 2 exams, which gain UCAS points, which can go towards University entrance and are included in Level 3 Diplomas at 6th Form level.
Many weekly club activities take place either at lunch time or on Friday night ; there is no charge for these activities, they include:
Chess, Football, Netball, Games (D&D), Arts and Crafts, Computer Programming, Music, Cooking, School Newspaper, and Running Club