We create a stimulating and exciting learning environment where boys can be challenged and developed to reach their potential. We call our approach to Teaching and Learning 'Building Learning Habits.'
We also have en extensive Challenge & Enrichment Programme for particularly gifted and talented pupils.
All forms follow the same broad curriculum in Years 7, which includes Critical Thinking. From Year 8, boys are put into 'sets' for core subjects including Maths and English and the boys are asked to choose two modern languages from the four studied in Year 7 i.e. French, German, Spanish and Latin.
From Year 9 onwards, boys make further choices. Pupils continue with their English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Games, PSHE and ICT. They study two languages and Science is taught as separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Boys also choose two creative subjects selected from Art, Music, Technology and Drama.
Boys on the 'Challenge & Enrichment Programme' are able to follow a ‘fast track’ languages course to continue with two out of French, German, Spanish and Latin.
Years 10 & 11:
In Year 10, GCSE courses commence. Boys select a minimum of 9 GCSE courses to be studied throughout years 10 and 11. All pupils continue with Mathematics, English Language, English Literature and they must study a modern foreign language (French, German or Spanish). Science can be taken as three separate subjects (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or as 'Dual Science' that has components of all three but results in two GCSE grades instead of three.
If separate Sciences are taken, there is room for three more subjects to be studied; with Double Award science, four are possible. These choices are currently made from the following list:
Art & Design, Design & Technology, Drama, Geography, History, Latin, Music, Physical Education, Religion & Philosophy
In addition, we retain PSHE, Games and ICT in the curriculum. The ICT course leads to the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) at the end of Year 9.