"Pupils are self-assured, purposeful and mutually supportive - they readily accept responsibility and assume a variety of leadership roles."

ISI Inspection of the Girls' Division 2016

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Lower School Curriculum

In Year 7, pupils are placed in un-streamed form tutor groups.  Their curriculum comprises:

Year 7 Periods per cycle
English 7
Maths 7
Biology 2
Chemistry 2
Physics 2
French 6
Latin 4
Geography 4
History 4
Art 3
Technology 3
Religious Studies 2
ICT 3
Music 3
PE 1
Swimming 2
Sport 4
PSHE 1

From Year 8 until GCSE, Mathematics and English are in sets across the whole year group. In June all boys undertake a day of work sampling organised by the Careers Department.

Year 8 Periods per cycle
English 7
Maths 7
Biology 3
Chemistry 3
Physics 3
French 5
German or Russian 6
Latin 2
Geography 3
History 4
Art 2
Technology 2
Religious Studies 2
ICT 2
Music 3
PE 1
Swimming 1
Sport 3
PSHE 1

 

Year 9 Periods per cycle
English 6
Maths 6
Biology 4
Chemistry 4
Physics 4
French 5
German or Russian 5
Latin or Classical Civ 3
Geography 4
History 3
Art 2
Technology 2
Religious Studies 1
ICT 2
Music 3
PE 1
Sport 4
PSHE 1

All three year groups have a three day residential, outdoor education visit to Patterdale Hall each year to pursue the practical elements of the outdoor education curriculum.

Lower School Geography

Lower School Geography

Senior Boy Lesson