Curriculum
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Curriculum

 

The pursuit of excellence across all fields of endeavour is the defining feature of Streatham & Clapham High School. Whether they lean to the sports or excel in the sciences, whether they are budding musicians or keen linguists, the pupils’ intellectual curiosity is stimulated by a liberal and challenging academic curriculum, enabling them to discover and develop individual talents and interests, and ensuring that all attain success across the widest spectrum of activity. 

The timetable is organised into 80 teaching periods over a two-week cycle. Each period is of 40 minutes’ duration. The last period on Wednesday is an exception, being of 55 minutes’ length. During this period all pupils participate in ‘Kinza’, the school’s unique enrichment programme, which complements their academic studies.

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Year 7 (Upper 3)

Pupils study the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, as well as Art, Design and Technology, Drama, French, Geography, History, Computer Science, Latin, Music, Personal Social Health Citizenship and Economic Education, Physical Education, and Religious Studies. Pupils are placed in ability sets for Mathematics.

Years 8 and 9 (Lower 4 and Upper 4)

In Year 8, pupils begin the study of a second foreign language, choosing from Italian or Spanish. From Year 8, pupils are usually placed in ability sets for Modern Foreign Languages and, from Year 9, in the Sciences. 

Years 10 and 11 (Lower 5 and Upper 5)

GCSE courses are offered in the following subjects: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Classical Greek, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Drama,  Geography, Latin, Physical Education, Physics, and Religious Studies. IGCSE courses are offered in English Language, English Literature, French, History, Italian, Mathematics, Music and Spanish. All pupils are required to study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science. They are encouraged to continue the study of a modern foreign language and a humanities subject.