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Curriculum

Years 3-6

In Years 3-6 we teach a broad, balanced, creative and challenging curriculum so that every child is motivated to reach his or her potential. We teach the full range of National Curriculum subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Education
  • Art Design and Technology
  • Music
  • PE
  • PSHE (which includes 'P4C' – Philosophy for children).

Pupils are taught by form staff for most subjects, receiving specialist teaching in areas such as PE (which includes co-educational swimming and physical skill-development and football, rugby and cricket for boys and netball, hockey and tennis for girls), Modern Foreign Languages, Music (with an emphasis on practical music-making) and Religious Education. Most lessons take place in form rooms but pupils also have use of our specialist areas including the Junior Science Lab, Art Room, Design and Technology Room and Kitchen and the Computer Room.

Year 7

Year 7 is a demanding step up from the form teacher-led atmosphere of Key Stage 2. Pupils continue to be guided pastorally by a form teacher but are taught by subject specialists, most of whom also teach in the Senior School.

Many lessons take place in the Junior form rooms but pupils also have use of our specialist areas (eg Science, Art, Design and Technology) and will therefore be moving around the Senior School facilities a great deal. Consequently self-discipline, self-motivation and a high degree of organisation are encouraged.

Pupils experience a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum so that every child is motivated to reach his or her potential. We broadly follow the Key Stage 3 curriculum in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Religious Education
  • Art, Design and Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • PE
  • PSHE

Pupils continue to learn a Modern Foreign Language of their choice (French, German or Spanish) and also begin to study Latin. In PE, pupils develop skills in activities including gymnastics, football, athletics, swimming, rounders, basketball or netball. The main sports are rugby and cricket for boys and hockey and tennis for girls.

The pupils' learning experience is enhanced by our Enrichment Afternoon and our programme of educational trips and visits. These include visits to Ashtead Common (Geography), Marwell Zoo (Biology), Rochester (History), and the Globe Theatre in London (as part of our Annual City Visit which celebrates our important links to the City of London). There is also a Mathematics fun day in June which focuses on cryptology and problem solving.

Year 8

Year 8 is the most senior year in the Junior School so pupils are keen to be selected as prefects and house captains. Self-discipline, self-motivation and a high degree of organisation are increasingly important.

Pupils are guided pastorally by a form teacher, but are taught by subject specialists, most of whom also teach in the Senior School. Many lessons take place in the Junior School but pupils also have use of our many specialist areas (eg Science, Art, and Technology) and will therefore be moving around the Senior School a great deal. 

Pupils experience a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum so that every child is motivated to reach his or her potential. We teach:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Information Communication Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Latin
  • Religious Education
  • Art, Design and Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • PE
  • PSHE

Pupils continue to learn their first-choice foreign language (French, German or Spanish) and will also start their second. In PE, pupils have full use of our facilities and develop skills in activities such as gymnastics, football, athletics, swimming, rounders, basketball or netball. The main sports are rugby and cricket for boys and hockey and tennis for girls.

The pupils' learning experience is enhanced by our Enrichment Afternoon and our programme of educational trips and visits. These include visits to the Black Country Museum (History), the Victoria and Albert Museum (Mathematics and R.E.), Newhaven (Geography) and the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and London (as part of our Annual City Visit which celebrates our important links to the City of London). In addition, pupils visit the Rhineland, Germany for a residential cultural trip.

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