Students at Years 7-11 are taught a strong and broad curriculum in line with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.
During Years 7 – 9 students study English, Maths, Science, Geography, ICT, Foreign Language (French, German or Russian), PE, and Art.
The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
At the end of Year 9 students are assessed using the Cambridge Checkpoint exams in English, Math and Science. These allow teachers and parents to assess a student’s readiness for Key Stage 4 and the IGCSE examinations. The examinations are externally marked in Cambridge and provide both the school and parents with an external international benchmark for learner performance. Each child receives a statement of achievement and a diagnostic feedback report.
In years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) students are prepared for the Cambridge IGCSE exams. English language, Math, Science, Geography, ICT, Business Studies and Foreign Language (French, German or Russian) are all compulsory subjects for all children at IGCSE.
The Cambridge IGCSE curriculum offers a variety of routes for learners with a wide range of abilities, including those whose first language is not English. Starting from a foundation of core subjects, it is easy to add breadth and cross-curricular perspectives. Cambridge IGCSE offers a flexible and stimulating curriculum, which helps improve performance by developing skills in creative thinking, enquiry and problem solving. It is the perfect springboard to advanced study.
Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:
- Subject content;
- Applying knowledge and understanding to new as well as unfamiliar situations;
- Intellectual enquiry;
- Flexibility and responsiveness to change;
- Working and communicating in English;
- Influencing outcomes;
The proposed curriculum for the secondary school aims to enable all students to become well-rounded individuals with the personal qualities and academic qualifications necessary for building successful and fulfilling lives. We also ensure that the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of children is also met which prepares children at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
IB Diploma Programme (IBDP)
The IB Diploma Programme is a 2-year pre-university course open to students between the ages of 16 to 19 years leading either to the IB Diploma or to separate subject courses, depending on the student’s plans for higher education.
More information on our IBDP here