A day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 4 to 18 in Shebbear, Devon

Senior Curriculum

In the Senior School, our broad subject base retains flexibility for the future and keeps open as many opportunities as possible for our pupils, whether they plan to go on to university or take a different path.

Life beyond the classroom through co-curricular activities is an important part of school life. Everyone is encouraged to take part in a wide range of opportunities and there is something for everyone to enjoy.


In Forms 1 - 3 (Years 7 - 9) pupils follow  a varied curriculum, providing a thoughtful transition from the much smaller world of Prep or Primary school and a path to GCSEs. Learning is both active and retrospective, with projects, coursework and activities reinforcing and illuminating what pupils learn in the classroom.


In Forms 4 and 5 (Years 10 and 11) pupils begin to specialise. The choices on offer are designed to meet the pupils requirements as far as possible. Staff liaise closely with both parents and pupils to ensure that the most suitable combinations of subjects are considered.  Normally pupils study eight or nine subjects with three of these being option subjects. Academic progress is monitored by a series of grades, reports and regular Parent-Teacher meetings.

GCSE Subject Information Guide - pdf version for mobile phone viewing

GCSE Subject Information Guide - pdf version for desktop viewing 

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