"There is such a relaxed atmosphere in school, especially in the Sixth Form - all the teachers put in all their efforts to help get you through your exams, make the right university and career choices, and for you to reach your full potential."

April, Year 12

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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