For the very able, there is Classical Greek; others may choose German or Spanish. Pupils requiring learning support may substitute additional English lessons for Latin, if this is deemed necessary by the English Department.
Pupils are set half an hour’s Preparation (homework) in three subjects every weekday evening. Preparation is done in classrooms between 7.15 p.m. and 8.45 p.m. Monday to Friday, and is supervised by staff. An hour’s Preparation must be completed over the weekend.
Parents receive full reports at the end of every term, and half-termly reports containing effort and achievement grades in each subject. Staff also complete internal reports on each pupil half way through each half-term, to ensure that pupils consistently achieve their best.
Pupils in the Third Form sit examinations in every subject at the end of the Michaelmas Term and at the end of the Summer Term.