Secondary Years

Beth Golds

Head of Secondary

Build self-confidence and develop independent thinking

Building on the primary school foundation, the secondary school programme encourages students to develop creative problem-solving skills and independent thinking, and transitions them to the next stage in their learning journey. We offer a curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England leading to GCSE and ‘A’ Level with the possibility of the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP).

A Rich Learning Environment

Our programme is modified to provide a rich learning environment, including a focus on Arabic and Islamic studies, offering learners an opportunity for a deeper understanding of local customs. All learners have access to specific ICT tuition along with ICT and e-learning across the curriculum, and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) which will include careers advice along with academic guidance as students begin to look at options for their examination courses.

Personalised Learning

For those students with specific language or learning challenges, or those with particular gifts and talents, the curriculum will be modified, and students are supported to ensure that they reach their full potential. Additional vocational courses and qualifications will be offered including IELTS, CEPA and ICDL for those students for whom this is relevant.

A Holistic Approach

Our programme takes a holistic approach towards social development so that our young people can grow in school feeling safe and respected and can realise their full potential. Each child is assigned a House Tutor who provides first-level guidance on a daily basis. Our House Personal Support programme focuses on mental, social, physical and emotional (MESP) development and explores topics such as positive thinking, citizenship and motivation.