Academic Study in the Senior Department
In Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9) pupils study a
wide range of subjects
which gives them a broad academic foundation. Assessment is ongoing with the
additional focus of yearly examinations. The
gives support to those pupils who require it whilst those identified as gifted
and talented are challenged appropriately.
In Years 7 and 8 a specially designed Curriculum Enrichment programme provides pupils
with the tools to become independent learners, which proves invaluable as they move
up the School. In Year 9 pupils will decide, with appropriate guidance, which subjects
they will study at GCSE and they will start their new GCSE timetable during the
Summer Term of Year 9. For the latest Key Stage 4 (GCSE) Options Booklet, click here.
In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11) pupils study a core curriculum which includes English,
Maths, Science and Religious Studies GCSEs, Physical Education and PHSME. To complement
the compulsory subjects, pupils also study a number of optional subjects which include
Business, EAL, Economics, French, History, German, Geography, ICT (CLAIT Plus) Music,
Physical Education and Technology (Design or Food). Work experience, careers advice
and transition into the
are also significant features of pupil’s time in this Key Stage as they make
important decisions regarding their future.
Alongside the academic curriculum, pupils in the Senior Department are encouraged
to engage in a range of
as these help to develop happy, positive and confident individuals. Opportunities
abound after school, at weekends and in the holidays with
, creative activities, drama, ICT, music, skiing and adventure holidays and a wide
variety of sports.
is usual, with pupils in Key Stage 4 being given plenty of advice about subject
choice and career options as GCSEs approach. Life in the
is much more like university life, with pupils being encouraged to become
independent learners, whilst still having the luxury of the safety-net which Trinity
staff do provide.
It must be borne in mind that every Trinity pupil is valued as an individual. Success
in the Senior Department is not focused solely on the outstanding academic achievement
of our pupils but also, and in fact primarily, on the development of all pupils
as caring, responsible members of the School and wider community.
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