Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3)
The academic programme is based on the English National Curriculum but with key enhancements to provide an innovative, challenging and creative curriculum that develops the core knowledge, skills, and understanding required to embark on the higher learning in our IGCSE programme.
Pupils study English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Drama, Music, Art, Graphic Design, Digital Technology and PE. In addition, they choose to study two Modern Foreign Languages from a choice of Spanish, French or Mandarin.
Where appropriate, instruction is enquiry based and geared towards problem solving. Each subject is taught by a subject specialist, most of whom are British trained and hold a UK teaching qualification.
The opportunities for independent learning increase throughout Key Stage 3. Pupils are encouraged to assess their own work and to formulate their own next learning steps.
Pupils are encouraged to think critically and take risks in the classroom in order to develop problem-solving skills, because we believe that making mistakes is a vital part of the learning process.
Project work is an essential component both individually and in groups. There is also a range of opportunities for pupils to pursue their areas of interest in greater depth both in school and through relevant enrichment experiences beyond the classroom.