Year 9 (Fourth Form) Curriculum
The aim of this first year in the School is to provide a broad academic foundation at the appropriate standard, and to start preparing pupils for the subjects they will go on to take at (I)GCSE and in the Sixth Form.
All boys normally study English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, History, Religious Education, Art, Design Technology and Music. Boys also study Geography or Greek, German or Spanish and Latin or Classical Civilisation. During their first year the use of IT is closely integrated into the teaching of other subjects. Pupils gain much experience in using software as a tool to support their learning rather than as an individual academic subject.
Year 10 and Year 11 (Remove and Fifth Form) Curriculum
All boys study English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and a main Modern Language (French, Spanish or German) for IGCSE. They also study our own internally assessed English Literature course which is designed to develop the skills of literary appreciation and analysis above and beyond (I)GCSE: this leads to an examination certified by Charterhouse.
In addition, each boy also chooses three other subjects to study for the two years, leading to a GCSE or IGCSE qualification: these options include Art, Classical Civilisation, Design Technology, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Latin, Music, Religious Studies and Spanish.
Most subject combinations are possible and advice on suitable subjects is given towards the end of the Fourth Form.
Public examinations in the option subjects are taken at either GCSE or IGCSE at the end of the Fifth Form. Departments choose the best course for their subject and the two qualifications are viewed as equivalent for the purposes of university entrance. Further information is available from the Head of Department of the subject concerned or from the subject teacher.
Assistant Headmaster (Academic)