Year 7 and 8 pupils study the core subjects of English, Maths and Science and the foundation subjects of History, Geography, French or Spanish, RS and Latin. In addition all pupils are taught Art, Design Technology, Drama, Games, ICT, Music, PE and PSHCE.
Pupils are placed in sets according to current ability in Maths, English, Science, Latin, French, Geography and History. Our focus, through our monitoring and grading system, is on the pupil’s individual improvement.
Pupils are prepared for entrance exams to the Senior School, which are devised to ensure the best preparation possible for subsequent public examinations. Each child is encouraged to challenge themselves and many choose to take the higher (scholarship) papers for individual subjects.
Some selected pupils will not study Latin and they will have extra English or Maths lessons in its place.