Lower School

In Years 7 to 9, the curriculum is designed to broaden pupils’ interests and explore their strengths in a wide range of subjects. A limited number of options are introduced in Years 8 and 9.

Subjects studied in Lower School are:

  • Art*
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Design Technology*
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German*
  • History
  • ICT
  • Latin*
  • Mathematics
  • Music*
  • PSHE
  • Physical Education and Games
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish*.

*subject forms part of the options scheme for Year 9

Upper School

As boys progress on to Year 10 the curriculum is divided into core and options which enables each boy to study up to ten subjects to GCSE in Year 11. Individual support and guidance is given to each pupil as they make these important choices.

Core curriculum:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Modern foreign language – French, German or Spanish

Plus either:

  • Physics, Chemistry, and Biology


  • Double Award Combined Science

Games is also part of the core curriculum, and in Year 10 boys study Citizenship, and in Year 11, PE.

Boys then choose two or three optional subjects, depending on whether they are following the double or triple science route.

Optional subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • French*
  • Geography
  • German*
  • History
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish*

*second modern language options in addition to core choice.