The combination of genuine breadth and depth is at the heart of the School’s philosophy. Our curriculum offers access to all the aesthetic, human and social, linguistic, mathematical, creative and literary, scientific and technological, physical and moral and spiritual areas of learning. By studying a range of subjects, our boys are able to find their own voice, make informed option choices and forge a bespoke path which plays to their individual strengths and passions.
|Subject||First Form||Third Form|
|English||4 Periods||4 Periods|
|Mathematics||4 Periods||4 Periods|
|Integrated Science||6 Periods||–|
|Core Language (French/Spanish)||3 Periods||3 Periods|
|Option Pool A|
|Second Language. (French, Spanish, German or Greek)||–||2½ Periods|
|Latin||3 Periods||2½ Periods|
|Geography||3 Periods||2½ Periods|
|History||3 Periods||2½ Periods|
|Religious Studies||2 Periods||2½ Periods|
|Option Pool B|
|Art||2 Periods||2½ Periods|
|Design and Technology||2 Periods||2½ Periods|
|Music||1 Period||2½ Periods|
|Drama||1 Period||2½ Periods|
|Digital Learning||1 Period||–|
|Computational Thinking||–||1 Period|
|Tutor Period||1 Period||2 Periods|
|PE||1 Period||1 Period|
|Games||3 Periods||3 Periods|
All boys in the Third Form and above take part in the ExAd programme, an outdoor and expedition training programme which takes place in a single period each week. The training covers a variety of practical skills and provide the opportunity to gain numerous accredited awards. It will also cover the requirements of the expedition section of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The Third Form curriculum introduces a degree of optionality, allowing students to begin to narrow their focus on fewer subjects. Students choose 6 subjects from the two Options Pools, including a minimum of 3 subjects from Option Pool A and a minimum of 2 subjects from Option Pool B.