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Academic Life

Students in Key Stage 4 will follow a traditional GCSE programme with the option to include a number of BTEC courses. All pupils study English, mathematics, science and IT, and choose 3 additional options. Science courses include GCSEs in biology, chemistry and physics, core and additional Science or BTEC. Mathematics GCSE is often supplemented with a further mathematics GCSE, and in English most students will complete IGCSEs in English and English Literature. There are a range of options available including geography, history and language GCSEs, but also BTECs in a range of vocational and creative subjects.

In Key Stage 5, pupils choose from 4 option columns and can select from a full range of A Levels, opt for BTECs or combine a range of both qualifications. BTECs can be studied up to Extended Diploma level and can be completed in 1 or 2 years. All students in Year 12 also take an enrichment subject such as a beginner's language or a Leith's Food and Wine course, which in some cases can lead to further qualifications or simply widen a student's experiences.

Academic life in the Faculty is both rewarding and challenging. It promotes relevant academic achievement and ensures all students are given the best opportunity to succeed in their aspirations. All courses offered give the opportunity of progression to higher education and nearly all students will follow this route towards their future careers.

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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.