Offering academic excellence without the pressure and with high quality pastoral care, the Secondary classes are for pupils aged between 11-16 years respectively, attending on a full time basis. The classes are limited to a maximum of 12 children attending any one session.
The aims of the secondary classes are…
To provide an intellectually stimulating, thoughtful and inspiring environment where children have the space to be themselves, without stress, without fear of failure and without fear of bullying. To provide an environment where the views and opinions of each pupil are respected and where children are treated as equals. To provide a high quality educational programme to prepare the pupils for taking their GCSEs, whilst simultaneously meeting the individual needs of each child.
The Secondary Classes Lessons
Secondary classes lessons are always designed to be…
Enjoyable… if pupils are not enjoying a subject they are less likely to progress, therefore our lessons are conducted in a relaxed and friendly class atmosphere, where pupils are given the freedom to express themselves.
Engaging…we believe pupils need to relate the subject matter of lessons to their own lives and experience as well as to other subjects, therefore we ensure that the pupils always see these connections through in-depth discussions throughout the lesson which involves every pupil.
Challenging…we believe that once a lesson is enjoyable and engaging the pupils are ready to be challenged and taken to the next level, therefore pupils are encouraged to think for themselves, to have the confidence to embrace new ideas and to constantly develop their awareness of themselves and the world around them.
The outline of a typical secondary class lesson below offers a guide to how lessons are essentially structured.
Outline of a Typical Secondary Class Lesson
- Recap and relate to current topic
- Discuss and explore
- Practical Application – discuss how topic area is applied in every life
- Making Connections – discuss and explore connections between topic and other topic areas and subjects
Main Activity (involving one or more of the following)
- In depth discussion
- Group Work – Set small groups an area to explore
- Individual research
- Media – use video clips and programmes and/or computer programmes and websites where appropriate
- Record through text and illustrations. Record using their own words
- Concluding discussion, recapping the main points.
- Setting of homework.
Follow the link below to find the current timetables for all of our Secondary classes –