Homework is a valuable means of developing coursework skills and will be set to all students. All G.C.S.E. courses have some coursework which requires individual study. It is an integral part of school work, and is not set for its own sake. We ask parents to help us by ensuring that work is done conscientiously, in the best possible conditions.
A contact book is given to all students to help them plan their time. This should be completed daily, and parents are asked to check and sign it weekly. A homework timetable is provided. Sometimes students are asked to complete assignments by the following day, while at other times an extended piece of coursework may take several days or even weeks. If you find over a period of time that homework is taking much longer, or shorter time than you think is reasonable, please contact your child's tutor or Head of Year. Students should consult their teachers or tutors if, at any time, they find it difficult to do the work set.
A supervised homework club, housed in the School Library, is available for all students, for an hour after school every day.
Key Stage Three (7,8.& 9)
On entry, all students follow a broad curriculum in a variety of teaching groups:
- Information Communication Technology
- Modern Languages
- Physical Education
Key Stage Four (10 & 11) (Please ask for our booklet if you would like more detail)
Students and parents receive information and advice throughout the ninth year to prepare for the choice of examination courses. Most courses cover two years and lead to G.C.S.E. examinations. In order to maintain a balanced curriculum, all students must study English, Mathematics, Physical Education, P.S.E. and Science. A Technology subject, a Humanities subject and an Arts and a Modern Foreign language are offered to all students. There are a wide range of other subjects also available to complete their programme. Students usually follow 9 G.C.S.E. courses.
Sixth Form (Please ask for our brochure if you would like more detail)
Students and parents receive information and advice about our Sixth Form during their Eleventh year. It is open to all students who wish to take advantage of continuing educational opportunities. Many students follow two year courses leading to G.C.E. Advanced Level, AVCE Levels II and III and progress to Further and Higher Education. Others follow one year courses leading to a range of qualifications. We offer a full range of subjects at all levels and our academic results are excellent. There is a purpose built Sixth Form suite of teaching rooms, study area and common room and the students accept a great deal of responsibility for their own studies and the organisation of communal life.