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We aim to deliver the national curriculum and to enrich it by giving opportunities which we believe are suited to the development of the students in this school. Boys are encouraged to appreciate scientific, linguistic and artistic skills and to understand the historical, cultural and environmental dimensions of life as well as furthering their own innate aptitudes and abilities.

 

 

The school population has students who are in national curriculum Key Stages 3 and 4.  Years 7, 8 and 9 (when students are aged between 11 and 14) follow Key Stage 3 while Years 10 & 11 (when pupils are aged between 15 and 16) follow Key Stage 4 to GCSE exams / Vocational GCSE.

 

The selection of lessons students study in Key Stage 3 is different to the selection they study in Key Stage 4. All lessons in Key Stage 3 that are part of the national curriculum are studied by all students. However, in Key Stage 4 the curriculum changes to allow more personal choice in the subjects studied.

 

Mathematics, English and Science are defined as 'core subjects' and studied in both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4

 

Every class in both key stages study PSHRE in which students follow a programme of personal, social, and health education for one lesson a week. Citizenship is also a vital part of the curriculum. GCSE physical education is delivered to all year 9 students.

 

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