Years 3 to 5
The subjects covered are:
Christian Theology, English, Mathematics, Science, French, History, Geography, Music, Art, Design Technology, Information Technology and Physical Education.
These three years have their own classrooms where the majority of their lessons take place. The timetable has been arranged so that English and Mathematics have prime time in the mornings.
Years 6 to 8
Each Year Group has tutors who are responsible for monitoring their tutee's progress.
Subjects covered are:
Christian Theology, English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, French, History, Geography, Latin, Music, Art, Design Technology, Information Technology, Physical Education, Greek.
The children are prepared for the Common Entrance and Public School Scholarship Examinations. The National Curriculum is encompassed within a broad timetable which encourages the learning of Languages at an early age and the development of skills in Art, Design and Technology, Information Technology, Physical Education and Music.
All Year 8 children are registered for the Common Entrance Examination and the top pupils are regularly awarded Public School Scholarships for academic, music and all-rounder achievements.
Latin and Greek
Those children who are ready start to learn Latin in Year 6. There is also an opportunity to start Latin in Year 7. Some children will not learn Latin and will continue to improve their English. Children who have shown a particular aptitude in Latin are invited to take up Greek in Year 7 & 8. They can offer Greek both in the Common Entrance examination and when attempting a Public School Scholarship.
The Timetabling of Subjects and Setting
Usually all Mathematics and English lessons within a particular year take place simultaneously. This gives the two departmental heads complete freedom when placing children in one of two or three sets.
Similarly the Classics and Modern Language Departments have the same freedom by pairing French and Latin.