Key Stage 4 – GCSE

Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11 make up upper school and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students reach their full potential at GCSE level. We work ha to ensure that all students can be supported and guided over the course of three years in order to achieve and eve exceed their targets.

In Year 9, all students will begin their GCSE studies in the core subjects: Maths, English Language, English Literature, Citizenship and at least one Modern Foreign Language. For all other subjects, students will still be taught in their form classes.Pastoral support and guidance are provided by Form Tutors, the Assistant Heads of Upper School and the Head of Upper School, who work in conjunction with the Inclusion Team and School Counsellor when necessary.

Careers Education is integrated into the PSHCE programme and all students receive individual Careers Meetings with our Careers Advisor.Homework continues to form an integral aspect of student learning in the Upper School and is set for all subjects in Years 9, 10 and 11. Students are encouraged to take more responsibility for their own learning and organisation at this level.