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Westonbirt is proud to offer a range of examination opportunities and at Year 11 (16 years), we follow a combination of the GCSE and iGCSE programme followed by A levels and a selection of BTECs for the Sixth Form. Westonbirt Academic Department is keen to stay ahead of current curriculum changes so the impact on learning is minimised and opportunity maximised. Our ultimate aim is that every student who leaves after Year 13 does so as a confident, well-rounded individual prepared to tackle modern day life in a global and rapidly changing world.

Years 7 To 9

In Year 7 all students follow a core curriculum of English, Latin, Mathematics, Science, Spanish, French, Spanish, Classics, Latin, Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Geography, History, ICT and Computing, Music, Physical Education (including games and swimming), Religious Education, Textiles and Food Technology. There is also a detailed programme of Skills for Life in addition to tutorial time. At the end of Year 8 an opportunity to drop a language is introduced to enable students to focus on a preference so as to develop valuable skills and give them the opportunity to study subjects which they may wish to pursue at GCSE. In Year 9, there is a detailed guidance programme ensuring that sensible GCSE choices are made in preparation for the start of Year 10.

Years 10 To 11

Core GCSE's are taken in English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Science as a double or triple GCSE and either Latin and/or a Modern Foreign Language. In addition, a number of optional GCSE subjects are chosen. This varies depending on the ability and aptitude of each individual. Throughout these two crucial years, all students continue with Physical Education, ICT, and Skills for Life lessons. From Year 11, students embark on a programme preparing them for entry into the Sixth Form that includes Year 12 taster lessons and Careers Profiling.

Learning Support & ELT

Westonbirt has dedicated Learning Support and ELT Departments, both of which enhance the learning with individualised learning plans for each student as required.

Our success with many of our students supported in these areas is significant with a vast number securing exceptional results. The departments pride themselves on a professional and personal, inclusive approach.

Specialist teachers in both areas provide a screening test on entry, for all students and prescribe lessons accordingly to meet the learning requirements of your son or daughter.

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