The new curriculum has been carefully planned to fully support the needs of our students. These needs are diverse and therefore the concept of flexibility – a curriculum which is tailored to the individual - lies at the core of our academic programme.
At the heart of the curriculum are the three subjects that students will study in a linear style over two years. However, if a student wishes to study four A Levels this is also possible. As ever, students are enabled to do the precise A Level option combination that they favour and are taught in groups which are among the smallest in the area, with an average class size of just 8.
All students studying three A Levels are also required to select an additional course which will be taught over one or two years. Study of these courses will provide students with academic breadth and further support them in making a first class application to a leading university. A flavour of the courses on offer include AS Level Mathematics, Level 3 Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), GCSE Psychology and Level 3 Sports Leaders Award.
Students studying three A Levels will also take a Liberal Arts course for one double period a week during the Lower Sixth year. Academically rigorous and intellectually stimulating, these courses are free from the constraints of examination specifications and will cover subject areas that cross the traditional boundaries of academic departments.
Our Liberal Arts programme encompasses families of subjects (e.g. Foundations, Sciences, Creative) within which a variety of stimulating and topical courses will run, all of which will explore university-level content and deliberately cross subject boundaries.
Our hope is that these sessions may provide a spark of inspiration for many as they plan their future in Higher Education and beyond. Liberal Arts courses are increasingly popular in the most prestigious universities in both Europe and the United States and leading graduate employers are keen to look for the skills that they develop.
The academic curriculum is enriched with extension activities, leadership opportunities, and coaching for the most prestigious of world universities. This is complemented by outstanding pastoral care, careful monitoring and a fully developed enrichment programme.
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