Curriculum

Remove Studies (Year 9)

In their first year in the Senior School pupils follow as broad a curriculum as possible in order to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and to provide a base for wide option choices in the Fifth Form.

Fifth Form Studies (Years 10 and 11)

At this level the emphasis of the curriculum is on retaining breadth. The core subjects are English (Language and Literature), Mathematics, Science and Religious Studies. Top sets take Triple Award Science and other pupils take Dual Award Science. In addition, pupils take further subjects which are selected from the following:

Art Geography
Classical Civilisation German

 
Classical Greek
 
History



 
Computer Science


 
Latin




 
Design and Technology


 
Music








 
Drama



 
Physical Education










 
 French




 
Russian














 

Other elements within the curriculum are: Citizenship & Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (CPSHEE), Careers, Sport, Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and Techincal Theatre.

Sixth Form Studies

In the Lower Sixth Form, pupils study four, or occasionally more, Advanced Subsidiary subjects. Pupils are advised about suitable combinations of subjects before the March deadline and every effort is made to timetable all requested combinations without constraints.

Subjects available include:

Art & Design German
Biology Government and Politics

 
Business Economics
 
History 



 
Chemistry

 
Latin






 
Classical Civilisation


 
Mathematics



 
Computer Science



 
Music








 
Design & Technology




 
Physical Education










 
Drama & Theatre





 
Physics











 
Economics






 
Religious Studies














 
English Literature







 
Russian
















 
French








 





















 
Geography









 























 

Pupils may also take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This enables them to extend their academic interests and to develop some of the skills useful for university. This qualification, worth half an A Level, is highly regarded by universities and is aimed primarily at those students who are most able to take on additional study alongside their A Levels.

Other elements within the Sixth Form curriculum are: Citizenship & Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education (CPSHEE), Careers, Combined Cadet Force (CCF), HANDS and Techincal Theatre.

Music forms part of the School Curriculum in the Remove year. Individual instrumental lessons are available for most orchestral instruments plus piano, organ and singing. The Orchestra, Chamber Group, Training Orchestra, Jazz Band, Wind Group and School Choirs perform regularly both in School and at public concerts and recitals outside School.

Sport is timetabled for six lessons per week. The boys’ games are Rugby, Hockey, Swimming, Athletics and Cricket and for girls, Hockey, Netball, Athletics and Tennis. Other extra curricular sports include Rowing, Kayaking, Cross Country, Fencing, Tennis, Swimming, Badminton and Fitness. Physical Education is an important part of the School curriculum and all pupils are required to take part in games.

For more information on the subjects offered at GCSE and A level please download our Which GCSE and Which A level booklets from the Downloads section on this page.