Senior

 

The Senior School years provide the platform for students to achieve recognised qualifications that will enable them to access Universities across the world

We provide a wide curriculum including subjects ranging from the standard Core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science to the creative and more practical subjects such as Art and Design, Design and Technology, Drama and Music. We strongly believe in the learning opportunities available outside the classroom and encourage all students to engage in the wider opportunities available including sporting events, residential trips and personal challenges such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Current research clearly shows the value of the additional activities in supporting well-being and the positive impact this has on academic studies.

The Senior School is split into 3 sections

Key Stage 3 (KS3) – years 7 to 9 (ages: rising 12 to 14)

Key stage 4 (KS4) – years 10 and 11 (ages: rising 15 to 16)

Key Stage 5 (KS5 or 6th Form) – Years 12 and 13 (ages: rising 17 To 18)

Our aim is to provide a holistic education experience for all students, enabling them to acquire qualifications to support their future aspirations. Students  also develop characteristics and skills that will equip them to become fully active and positive global citizens. We encourage all students to strive to be the best version of themselves they can be and we utilise the 3 pillars of the school ethos; academic performance, participation in co-curricular activities and being mindful of their own and others well-being, to achieve the best outcomes possible.

The school has a comprehensive intake where the main considerations for entry are whether the student has sufficient English skills to be able to access the curriculum or if there are learning needs, whether we have the capacity to deliver the needs the child may have. Considering this profile, the performance at GCSE generally puts us in the ‘well above average’ category when considering the Progress 8 measure. This means that, on average, our students achieve 0.5 to 1 grade above expectations across all subjects. At A level, it is generally the case that students are offered a place to study at one of their chosen universities with most taking up these places or deferring to take a gap year.