Key Stage 3
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Key Stage 3 - Years 7 to 9
Key Stage 3 pupils are introduced to the academic rigour that is the basis for success in the examinations at GCSE, International Baccalaureate and A Level. They study a wide range of subjects including Latin, ICT and Drama and, after sampling a second modern language in Year 7, begin an in depth acquaintance with it in Year 8. In that year they also extend their understanding of Science by beginning their study of Biology, Chemistry and Physics as discrete subjects, which they can then follow right through to GCSE and beyond.
'The curriculum contributes effectively to the pupils' linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, creative, aesthetic and physical development'. 2011 ISI Report
Key Stage 4 - Years 10 to 11
The focus is firmly on GCSE examination classes. The initial aim is to ensure that all students adopt successful work habits and become competent in time management and organisation. This will enable them to maintain and to enhance a healthy and balanced contribution to co-curricular activities, whether they be sporting, musical, dramatic, charitable or community based. It is also important to help students look to the future beyond compulsory education.
The emphasis in Key Stage 4 is to offer specialist and objective advice on a range of important issues. The programme for the two years in Key Stage 4 includes: Target Setting, Sixth Form Subject Choices Evening Study Skills, Annual Careers and Higher Education Convention.