Continuing the holistic approach to whole-child education seeded right through Nursery and Junior School, the rich and varied curriculum at Akeley Wood Senior School is designed to get the very best out of every student, allowing them the space and support in which to discover and nurture their individual strengths and passions.
We celebrate the diversity and widespread talents of our students, and recognise that they will go on to follow vastly different careers; from city high flyers to sculptors, and architects to authors.
From 8.30am to 3.55pm every day, by teaching an inspiring array of subjects across all four corners of the curriculum, we give students at Key Stage 3 level (Years 7, 8 and 9) the opportunity to build a solid educational foundation, allowing for more informed choices when the times comes for selecting from our 23 GCSE options at Key Stage 4.
This eclectic mix includes art, design and technology, English, food technology, French, geography, history, ICT, mathematics, music, religious studies, science, Spanish, textiles, and PE and games. Complementing these studies, students also benefit from a Learning For Life Programme in Years 7 and 8, and a structured PSHCE Programme (Personal, Social, Health, and Citizenship Education), continuing into Key Stage 4 and valuable in myriad ways including improved confidence, empathy, problem-solving, independent thought and self-expression.
Beyond PSHCE, games and a core of compulsory examined subjects, students select up to four GCSE options in Years 10 and 11, and our small class sizes (of 20 or less) coupled with specialist teaching staff provide them with the very best environment for excellence. Our curriculum also encompasses all EBacc options.
Our Friday afternoon Enrichment Programme is steered towards consolidating and enhancing the timetabled curriculum with fun and stimulating activities in an informal setting and offering an opportunity for year groups to mix.