Academic Information

Senior (Ages 13-16)

All pupils in Years 10 and 11 follow a core curriculum comprising:

  • English Language and English Literature leading to IGCSEs in English Language and English Literature
  • French or Spanish leading to IGCSE
  • Mathematics leading to GCSE
  • Physics, Chemistry and Biology leading to most pupils taking separate IGCSEs in each of the three sciences.  If towards the end of the course it is felt that a pupil would benefit from studying a reduced content they may be entered for IGCSE in Science (Double Award).  

Work for these core subjects therefore prepares pupils for 7 GCSEs. In addition, Games and CCF continue, as well as PSHCE. Information Technology is taught as a discreet subject to all pupils in Year 11.  These components sometimes alter as the curriculum develops.

Beyond this common element of the curriculum, pupils are invited to select four courses in order of preference from the options given below, three of which will be studied.  Each course occupies three periods a week.

  • Art & Design
  • Latin
  • Design & Technology
  • Music
  • Drama 
  • Physical Education 
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • History 
  • Spanish
Senior (Ages 13-16)