Head's Welcome

QE Faculty

The Faculty caters for students with a wide variety of talents and abilities, and supports them to achieve highly in a range of courses. We recognise and celebrate students’ successes in their academic and vocational attainment, their creative, artistic and musical skills, and their sporting achievements. Our varied, interesting and individual programmes of study ensure that all students are supported to fulfil their diverse ambitions and prepare them for higher education and employment.

Head of the Faculty,
Lorne McNeill

The Faculty welcomes students from Years 10 to 13.
Students in the Faculty follow a varied and bespoke programme of learning. This provides a high quality education that is designed to meet each student’s individual needs. The flexibility of the curriculum allows students to build programmes of study from the strictly academic to the creative and vocational, or that combine elements of both. This means that many doors are open to students from the Faculty.

The mainstream curriculum in the Faculty comprises GCSE, A level and a range of BTEC courses in both Key Stages 4 and 5. These provide a broad, stimulating and challenging range of qualifications. All Performance Sport students are enrolled within the Faculty, where their chosen courses are tailored around their various sporting programmes. All Faculty students must take responsibility for their own learning and we expect high levels of engagement across all year groups.

Throughout their studies all students have access to a Faculty support team including Heads of Year and Academic Learning Mentors. They have dedicated rooms for support and the network that is developed both stretches and challenges students to succeed at their full potential. The help provided by the mentors is open to all students, but can be accessed on a regular or occasional basis as needed. Beyond the classroom, enrichment provision is varied, including General Studies in Year 12 and the optional Extended Project Qualification, and students have plenty of opportunity to learn new skills or improve their talents and experiences in different areas. The available activity programme is extensive and there are plenty of educational visits and residential trips on offer so that students can experience many aspects of life and education beyond the school campus. Students are given the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership skills and contribute to the wider Collegiate community through peer mentoring, within prefect roles, through many outreach and charitable activities and as members of the various school councils.

The majority of Faculty students move on to university and specialist college courses at high ranking institutions. Popular destinations include the colleges of London University, St Andrew’s, Warwick, Exeter, Durham, Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds. Due to the breadth of skills and abilities in the Faculty, students move on to study a wide range of subjects or, in a smaller number of cases, move straight into employment having secured apprenticeships.

The Faculty is very proud of its students and the young people they become. They leave us ready to face the challenges ahead as young, mature and well-rounded citizens with bright futures ahead of them.

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As soon as you arrive with us you sense that, compared with other schools, here is somewhere special, friendly and pleasingly different. Our campus is exceptional.