Divisional Head: Mr Alex Smith email@example.com
Divisional Head: Mr Jim Grant firstname.lastname@example.org
Divisional Head: Miss Rachel McQuillin email@example.com
It is the purpose of the Middle School curriculum to ensure that all students have a suitably wide range of options available when they come to choose subjects for the Sixth Form and to provide opportunities for each student to pursue subjects of personal interest through the option blocks. The principle of breadth (guaranteed by the compulsory core of (I)GCSE subjects) is an important one in its own right: Few students are able to map out their academic future with certainty in the pre- (I)GCSE years and an open mind is recommended at this stage.
Year 9 Curriculum
Year 9 students all follow courses in English, French, Maths, History, Geography, Latin, Science and Religious Education. They will also take two further languages chosen from German, Spanish and Russian. A range of creative and technological subjects is also studied and all students follow courses in Personal and Social Development and Information and Communication Technology.
Years 10 & 11 Curriculum
Year 10 students follow a compulsory core of subjects to (I)GCSE which comprises Maths, English Language, a modern foreign language and Science. Students study all three sciences and are awarded three IGCSEs at the end of the course. All pupils are also expected to study a humanity (History or Geography or Classical Civilisation) and most take one of the creative subjects as well. Optional subjects are History, Geography, Classical Civilisation, Drama, Music, Art, Design (Resistant Materials), Design (Systems & Control) Information Technology, Latin, Classical Greek, and another modern foreign language i.e. French, German, Spanish or Russian. All students pursue the school's own certificated and UCAS-approved qualification in English Literature, and follow the school’s own International Studies course in Years 10 and 11. (I)GCSE courses run for two years and are examined at the end of Year 11.