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Senior School

Senior Curriculum

Our Senior School curriculum ensures that we deliver the broadest educational experience. This enables our students to keep the widest range of future options open, as they develop their passion and intellectual curiosity for subjects. Alongside our rich curricular and co-curricular programme, students participate in a weekly Games afternoon, a Physical Education (PE) lesson and a fortnightly Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) lesson as part of their core timetable.

In Year 7 and 8, English is taught in mixed ability sets, with stretch and challenge for the top end and support for those who need it achieved through targeted differentiation. In Year 9 and at GCSE, an accelerated set is introduced in English. Mathematics is taught in ability sets from Year 10. All students learn French and Spanish in Years 7 and 8. In Year 9, students choose to study French or Spanish with a view to taking that language through to GCSE.

All students study a core of five GCSE subjects. This comprises English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Combined Sciences (two GCSEs). Students are expected to take a further four ‘optional’ subjects, which can include Separate Sciences and we expect our students to select a Modern Foreign Language. 

GCSE Courses at Embley:

Sixth Form

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