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Curriculum

Year 9

A broad based curriculum is continued. All Year 9 pupils study the subjects listed to the right, plus ONE of Latin, German, Spanish, French and Chinese. There is one Games afternoon.

Mathematics Religion & Theology
Physics Design and Technology
Chemistry Music
Biology Drama
English Art
French or Spanish Wellbeing
History Physical Education
Geography Informatics

Years 10 and 11

These years provide the final preparation for GCSE/IGSCE examinations. The scheme of subject choice allows considerable flexibility and is designed to provide pupils with a wide choice of post-16 courses. In addition to lessons in examination subjects, pupils have one Games session. There is also a Wellbeing course which includes P.E.

All boys are required to study:

English Language Mathematics
English Literature Physics
French or Spanish Chemistry
  Biology

Physics, Chemistry and Biology are taught as separate subjects. They will eventually be entered, as appropriate, for examinations at IGCSE Science and Additional Science (Double Award), or to three certificates (in the Separate Sciences). A pupil’s access to, and eligibility for, Advanced Level science courses in the Upper School is affected by the quality of the IGCSE grades they achieve, and not by whether he takes Double Award or Separate Sciences.

Additionally, boys choose ONE subject from each of the following groups:

Group 1

 
History  
Geography  
Religion & Theology  

Group 2

 
German Geography
Latin Computing
Spanish Religion & Theology
Drama Art
Music DTE (Electronics)
Chinese DTR (Resistant)
French  

Group 3

 
PE Art
Ancient Greek Computing
Music Religion & Theology
Drama DTE (Electronics)
Geography DTR (Resistant)

The same subject cannot be selected from two or more groups. If a language is chosen from Group 2, this language must have been studied in Year 9.

The Classical Greek option in Group 3 is for pupils of proven ability in languages wishing to start this subject in Year 10; they may therefore include three languages among their subjects. Greek is available to pupils regardless of whether they are continuing Latin to GCSE.

All pupils take ten subjects — leading to either ten or nine GCSE/IGCSE qualifications, depending on the science course followed.

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