Our Key Stage 3 and IGCSE curriculum
Our Key Stage 3 and 4 students follow the English National Curriculum, which culminates in their IGCSE exams at 16.
Challenging, innovative, and packed with outstanding learning experiences, our secondary curriculum provides a balanced education that prepares our students for A-levels.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
Our Key Stage 3 curriculum supports our students through the transition from primary to secondary school. At this vital stage in their education, specialist subjects embed a deeper knowledge and understanding, preparing them for their IGCSEs.
Our students follow a tailored version of the English National Curriculum, which includes English, maths, science, geography, history, drama, music, art, graphic design, digital technology, and PE. Your child will also choose two languages. This gives them a flavour of what it would be like to study each subject at IGCSE level, helping them to make their choices at the end of Year 9.
Subjects are taught by our specialist teachers. We encourage active learning and critical thinking, as well as independent study. In each subject, for example, our teachers will support your child to assess their own work, identify areas for development, and establish clear goals.
IGCSE (Years 10-11)
At Key Stage 4, our students study for their IGCSEs. Your child will follow a personalised curriculum based on their academic strengths and interests, as well as their ambitions for the future.
Our students typically study nine or ten subjects. As well as English language, English literature, maths (and/or further maths), and science, your child will choose four or five subjects from options that include geography, history, PE, computing, and languages.
Our IGCSE courses are engaging and stimulating, and teaching is personalised to each child’s needs, strengths, and interests. Our approach caters for a variety of learning styles; for students who like to work independently or in a group, as well as those who prefer to get ‘hands-on’ or immerse themselves in theory.
Your child will also take part in a variety of activities that complement their academic studies. These include The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award and life-changing residential trips, as well as creative, sporting, social, and service opportunities.