Prospectus & Welcome Pack
Key Stage 4
The timetable operates over one week of 5 days and has 10 30-minute periods of subject lesson time each day. School starts at 8:40am and Finishes at 3:10pm. Form Time starts at 8:40am and last 30 minutes effectively giving the curriculum an 11 period day. Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship learning such as the I Programme and Careers Information, Advice and Guidance takes place during this time.
Lower School and Upper School
The school operates a Lower and Upper school model where Year 7 and 8 teaching takes place on the lower site and year 9, 10 and 11 mainly takes place on the upper site. The timetable follows the same structure across both sites, and many staff teach lessons on both the Upper and Lower sites. Some groups of students in years 10 and 11 have some of their learning on the lower school site to take advantage of the excellent facilities.
In years 10 and 11 student can choose freely from a wide range of options after a great deal of personalised support and guidance from their form tutors meaning that every student completes their time at the school with a personalised programme of study tailored to their own strengths and interests.
Example Year 10 Curriculum
Students will take GCSE or equivalent qualifications in all the above subjects. English and Science usually result in 2 GCSE or or equivalent passes.
Students choose 4 subjects or combinations of GCSE's, BTEC's, Diplomas and College courses. A list of available subjects is available to the right of this page. Each area is studied for 2.5 hours per week.
Extra Curricular Activities
The formal curriculum is enhanced by a range of opportunities in and out of the school day e.g. an extensive range of visits and residential activities such as Outdoor Centres, Ski Trips and foreign exchanges. We strive to ensure that all students have an entitlement to at least one residential opportunity in Years 7-9.