Our focus for 2018 and beyond is further developing our SDL (Self-Directed Learning) which we believe will provide our students with an excellent foundation to build on as they pursue their chosen career.
From Year 3 through to Year 6, our excellent team of teaching staff combine teamwork and passion to stretch our young students to meet National Curriculum standards and beyond. Particular emphasis is placed on the core areas of Numeracy, Literacy and Science.
Throughout Keystage 2 we lay the foundation for the students’ academic learning, and ignite the desire to achieve. We seek to provide a positive learning atmosphere that gives all children the best possible learning opportunities, matched to their individual needs, within a happy and safe environment.
Whilst academic achievement is important, we recognise our role in developing the “whole child”. Therefore we aim to promote not just intellectual growth but his/her physical, social, moral, spiritual, emotional, creative and aesthetic development, as well as raising self-esteem, encouraging a sense of responsibility, initiative, and self-discipline.
The focus is on the core subjects in KS3 with encouragement for students to branch out in their self-expression with subjects such as Art, D&T, Food, Latin, and Physical Education.
In Key Stage 4 students complete GCSE. Most students take 6 -10 exams in Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, French, Food, Art, D&T and other subjects.
All students stay on to complete years 12 and 13, with most studying 3 A levels and 1 AS subject in year 12 and taking these through to A2 in year 13. Mathematics and English are offered to all levels, along with Accounts, Business Studies, Humanities, MFL and a range of vocational subjects. Most students also complete an extended project qualification.
We deliver and receive a broader curriculum using teachers from other schools via Virtual Classroom (VC) video link, based in dedicated rooms at Hornby Campus, or through laptop based ‘Zoom’ technology.
Updated Oct 2018