The curriculum for Sixth Form at Pitsford School is designed around ‘traditional’ subjects. We offer the three sciences, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, three Modern Foreign Languages, History and Geography. In addition, we offer BTech in PE, Art and Economics. We believe this breadth of facilitating A levels ensures that our students can deepen their knowledge to support career and university ambitions in any field, while ensuring that they secure the A levels and grades to make them attractive to employers and universities.
In addition, in Year 12, our students complete the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which develops further the breadth of their learning which will support them in their next step in academia and beyond.
More information in this can be found in our prospectus and options booklet (see below).
Most pupils entering the Lower Sixth will choose four subjects to study in the first year, continuing with either all four subjects or three of their chosen subjects in the Upper Sixth.
Please see our A Level Options Booklet for more information on each of the subjects available.
The Junior School offers a broad and balanced range of subjects through an exciting, creative curriculum.
In KS1 we offer a curriculum which seeks to nurture each child and support their individual learning needs. Class teachers plan topics which follow and extend the national curriculum. A strong emphasis is placed on developing basic skills in reading, writing and numeracy.
In KS2 the range and breadth of subjects offered continues to extend the National Curriculum; greater emphasis is placed on independent learning skills while continuing to develop and extend literacy and numeracy.
Equal value is given to the arts and sport throughout the School and children participate in some form of physical activity every day.
Some subjects such as French, music and PE are taught by specialist teachers but each year group is the responsibility of an enthusiastic and caring class teacher.
The Junior School hold an annual Junior Music Concert for pupils in J4-J6. The concert is an ideal opportunity for pupils to show parents what they have learnt in music over the course of the Academic year. In addition, a Junior Music Assembly enables J2-J3 to showcase what they have learnt.
In English and maths additional support is provided within the classroom and the children are used to being taught in small groups.