The curriculum throughout the School is broad and balanced, offering all pupils the opportunity to study an extensive range of subjects.
Lessons are delivered by specialist teachers in a challenging, stimulating environment that is conducive to a positive, enjoyable learning experience for the pupils. We are keen to promote independent learning, enabling pupils to fulfil their potential and develop a range of key skills needed in later life.
The timetable offers a great deal of flexibility with a well-structured weekly lesson arrangement and the extensive options system provides well for the different interests and aptitudes of all pupils. There are eight 35-minute periods on each weekday and six periods on a Saturday morning, giving a total of 46 lessons in the weekly cycle. Many lessons, particularly in the Upper School, are taught as double periods.
The School makes it cool to learn and we are taught to value others’ achievements too. The teachers are excellent, they are interested and interesting – and sometimes amazingly kind.”third form pupil
Results for 2018 show that 48.3% of A Levels taken achieved A*/A grades with 77.2% A*, A and B grades. At GCSE 71.4% of all subjects examined were awarded A*/A or 9-7 grades, with a splendid 46% A* grades.