Central to the school’s Mission Statement is our firm belief that pupils learn best within a secure, well disciplined learning environment that provides a broad and balanced curriculum. Our aim is to promote outstanding academic success through challenging our pupils to achieve more than they thought possible.
Our curriculum is based on academic subjects taught by highly qualified staff in specialist accommodation. From Year 7, pupils are placed in teaching sets according to their ability in each subject with the exception of Art, Drama, Music, Religious Education and Physical Education. In the latter subjects pupils are taught in Tutor Groups until Year 8. Homework is an integral part of pupils’ learning and pupils in all Years receive regular homework set according to a homework timetable. All pupils study ICT and Religious Education to GCSE standard and the majority also study a modern foreign language and a technology subject to GCSE.
Most pupils sit 11 GCSE examinations and our most able mathematicians and scientists sit more. A few pupils, with a particular aptitude for practical work, complete vocational courses which are equivalent to GCSE. Our Sixth Form is the largest in Hounslow, enabling us to offer a wide range of GCE AS and A2 courses in addition to Vocational and Applied courses. This year approximately 200 of our Year 13 pupils will take up places at university both from the Applied and more traditional routes of study.
Any queries about the curriculum should be addressed to the relevant Head of Deparment or the Deputy Head (Curriculum).