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Middles and Fifths (Years 10 & 11)

Middle School pupils are encouraged to think about themselves as learners and to understand their learning profile.

Whilst the Middle School culminates in the taking of (I)GCSEs or GCSEs, the curriculum in the Removes year group is equally important.

GCSE pathways

All pupils will study Mathematics, and all will be examined at the end of the Fifths. Similarly, all pupils will study both English Language and English Literature, and will be examined in both at the end of their GCSE years. All pupils will also study Science, which will be taught as Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

The Optional Curriculum is designed to be customised to match the individual pathways of every pupil. Modern Languages is not a compulsory subject but it is expected that most pupils will study a language.

There is no expectation that every pupil will study a humanity but most pupils opt to study Geography, History or Religious Studies.

The curriculum is strengthened through the Extension Curriculum. Modules include the study of the Global Awareness Project. Fantastic preparation for Sixth Form studies, this project encourages pupils to think, challenge and probe, considering subject-specific knowledge in an inter-disciplinary context. There is also a Study Skills Module which will focus on long-term memory, examination literacy and revision strategies.