Our broad and balanced curriculum is designed to promote intellectual curiosity and creativity, and foster a lifelong love of learning.
Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study a wide range of academic subjects, allowing them to make informed choices regarding their GCSE options as they move up through the senior school. All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will also take part in PSHE, which is taught by year group, and in our Physical Education and Games programme. Games take place over one afternoon per week for each year group.
Years 7 and 8
In Years 7 and 8, all students study English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Religious Education, French, Mandarin, Latin, Art, Drama, Music, and Computing.
In Year 9, students begin to hone down their subjects in preparation for their studies at GCSE. Students continue with the core subjects of English, Mathematics, and Computing, but now study the three classical sciences separately. Students begin their iGCSE studies in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in Year 9 to allow plenty of time for practical investigation. Students are additionally asked to select one subject from the Humanities, one Modern Foreign Language, and one Creative Arts subject. Students are free to choose their remaining three subjects from the options available. These may include Spanish and Classical Civilisation, which are introduced from Year 9.