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 that they will go on to take at (I)GCSE and in the Sixth Form.
All pupils study English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Latin, History, Religious Education, Art, Design Technology and Music. They also study Geography or Greek, and German or Spanish. 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 pupils study English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and a Modern Language (French, Spanish or German) for IGCSE. They also study our own internally assessed English Literature course that 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 child chooses three other subjects to study for the two years, leading to an (I)GCSE 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.