From Year 7 upwards, we really want to see our pupils making the best of the learning opportunities presented to them, developing their existing talents and discovering new ones. Important organisational skills are developed as the pupils get used to being taught by separate subject specialists in different classrooms.
The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) is taught across Years 7, 8 and 9, which along with Years 10, 11 and Pre-IB, form the Seniors years, or 'second chapter' of the St Leonards journey.
Subjects studied in these years include English, Maths, French, Spanish, German, Latin, History, Geography, Drama, PE, Latin, Comparative Religion, Music, Art and ICT. Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught as separate disciplines, as is Design.
In Years 8 and 9, all pupils choose two languages. This is part of the overall process of allowing pupils to make informed choices for their GCSEs, which they begin in Year 10.
All year groups receive PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) and careers guidance via timetabled lessons.