Small class sizes and high academic standards help produce exam results that place us amongst the highest performing schools in the South West.
Pupils will study the following subjects:
Mathematics; English; French; Spanish; Biology, Chemistry and Physics (studied as ‘separate sciences’); Geography; History; Religious Studies; Art; Design and Technology; Drama; Information Technology; Music; Physical Education and Games
In the lower years pupils are largely taught in mixed ability groups, with setting incrementally introduced in some subjects, such as English, maths and modern languages.
Our independence from the National Curriculum enables us to depart from it where we feel further opportunities exist, particularly in the fields of science and languages.
An element of choice becomes important at this stage of education. There will still be opportunities for pupils to develop special strengths and interests.
English: English Language and English Literature;
Science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics – the majority of students will study at least two sciences.
We also encourage students to select either French or Spanish or both. Pupils with a significant learning difficulty may have the option not to take a modern language.
For information on all our subjects, see our GCSE BookletGCSE Brochure
We offer Learning Development lessons for small groups of pupils in Years 7 to 9 where students focus on consolidating literacy skills and developing organisational and study skills.
In Years 10 and 11 students can choose to continue with Learning Development in place of one GCSE. This gives them opportunities to have extra time on their GCSE studies and sessions to develop their revision and exam strategies together with continued support with English (if needed).
For more information on our 1:1 support for literacy and/or numeracy and our approach to learning support, Contact Us.