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Year 9 (Aged 13 & 14)

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Year 9 is the first year of Senior School and an essential year for building foundational skills before entering IGCSEs.

During this year, students will study fifteen subjects, including two languages other than English (Thai, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish or French). 

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Design and Technology


  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages One


  • Language Two
  • Music
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Physics


Leadership and teamwork skills are built in through an engaging enrichment programme, including cross-curricular seminar programmes to prepare students for independent learning. A challenging residential programme develops resilience and launches the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh for all students in Year 9.

In addition, our bespoke, 'Ask better questions' programme develops each student's voice as they learn more about the interdisciplinary nature of the world around them and embark on their own project.

During Year 9, an experienced tutor team guides students in picking their Year 10 IGCSE subjects.

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A boy plays drum
A girl is painting
Two students in chemistry class
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Boys play on the field
Two girls in DT class
Students perform in black box theatre

The ability to be versatile in a rapidly changing world is a quality that cannot be overstated.