Our students follow the National Curriculum and a broad range of subjects. This allows them to demonstrate their individual talents, whilst providing a sound basis for further study and for success in later life.
Information Communications Technology enriches learning in all subjects. Students will use industry standard software on networked computers and will be encouraged to use ICT for homework.
Homework is set each day according to a homework timetable issued in September. We place great emphasis on homework. Completed regularly and carefully, homework will add the equivalent of a year’s education to a student’s time in secondary education. We ask parents/carers to check that students are completing homework and to sign the Record Book each week.
Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3)
Students study English, Mathematics, Science, French, Spanish, Design Technology, Food Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Religious Education, Computing. In Year 7 students will also have a Literacy lesson.
Years 10-11 (Key Stage 4)
Our students study GCSE English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (Core or BTEC), Technology, Philosophy and Ethics and OCR ICT. They choose a further 4 subjects from: Acting, Ancient History, Art, Business Studies, Catering, Computing, Dance, French, Geography, Graphic Communications, History, Media Studies, Music, PE, Product Design, Spanish, Sport, Triple Science. We also offer a number of courses provided by both of our local colleges, including Health and Social Care, Motor Vehicles, Building and Construction, Hair and Beauty and Travel and Tourism.
The School’s outstanding facilities, setting structure and teacher commitment ensure that able students are fully challenged and can enjoy the stimulation of working together. For our very high ability students there is an extension set and a well-established programme of enrichment and extension activities in all subjects. This includes a visit to Oxford University, special projects and success in local and national competitions.
Religious Education – Assemblies and Acts of Worship
Religious Education is taught in accordance with Surrey’s Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and Year 11 students will take the Philosophy and Ethics full GCSE course which they prepare for during Year 9, 10 and 11.
Assemblies are organised in Lower and Upper School groups and in Year Groups. They represent an important part of school life when staff and students meet together. The emphasis is on offering all students an opportunity to reflect on the fundamental moral and spiritual values which underpin the School’s ethos and the beliefs and practices of people living in this country.
Parents who wish to withdraw their child from Religious Education and Assemblies should send a written request to the Head teacher
Sex education is provided primarily through PSHCE, Science, PE and Religious Education. The development of responsible attitudes and the importance of informed decision-making within a moral framework are an integral part of the School’s curriculum and ethos.
Whilst parents/carers have the right to withdraw students from Sex Education (except that required as part of National Curriculum Science), we encourage all students to follow this important part of the School’s curriculum. Details of our programme can be obtained from the School.
Students with Special Educational Needs
All students are screened on entering the School and this helps to identify any special educational needs. Through a combination of differentiated teaching, in-class support and carefully planned small group withdrawal lessons, we aim to ensure that each student makes maximum progress. Students for whom English is an additional language may be supported by the Surrey English Language Support Service. Further details can be obtained from the School.