The Junior Year (Year 6) Curriculum introduces students to secondary school education in a thought-provoking and engaging way. Many subjects focus on wide-ranging themes, posing questions which will require students to scrutinise a wide range of sources and communicate effectively with others.
Specific to this year, all students experience tasters in four languages – French, German, Spanish and Chinese – whilst also learning about the classical worlds through their philosophies, Olympic games and literature.
During the First Year (Year 7), all students experience a broad curriculum across the sciences, humanities and creative subjects. Students also study two Modern Foreign Languages, out of French, German, Spanish and Chinese, in addition to Latin.
In the Third Year (Year 9), students can start to specialise in specific areas, albeit whilst experiencing a broad and balanced curriculum. They can choose to continue both of their Modern Foreign Languages or to take Latin place of one of them. In addition, they can also take up Classical Greek and choose three out of Design Technology, Drama, Music, Art and Photography, and Computing.
For GCSE (Years 10 and 11), students pursue English (Language and Literature), Mathematics (with Additional Mathematics taken by the top sets) and Double or Triple Award Science. The decision regarding whether to take Double or Triple Award is made at the end of Fourth Year. Students then choose four subjects from those they have studied so far. Out of these, there should be at least one Humanity and one Modern Foreign Language.
These formative years help to ensure that all students are well prepared for A Level study, wherever their academic passions exist.
The Sixth Form is an immensely exciting time for students: After securing firm foundations, they have the ability to choose subjects they are passionate about. All students choose four A Level subjects, but some may choose to drop down to three during the first year.
In addition, students embark upon independent study through the Trinity Diploma. Some may choose to submit an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), while others undertake a Sixth Form Project. This is all underpinned by the study skills and an interdisciplinary programme run during Diploma sessions one afternoon a week.