The Fourth Form (Y9)

Pupils start the Senior School in the Fourth Form. This is an important year before GCSE work starts and during the Spring Term pupils will need to make choices about which subjects to study at GCSE level. It is often a time of discovery they begin to realise their academic passions. Fourth Form pupils are expected to participate academic and extra-curricular experiences offered to them.

Fourth Form Subjects

In the Fourth Form most pupils have lessons in all of the following subjects:

  • Art and Design, Design and Technology, Drama, English Language and Literature, French, Spanish, Games, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technology, Mathematics, Music, Religious Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Latin (optionally).

Academic Expectations and Support

Pupils are set according to ability for Mathematics, English, Geography, History, Religious Studies, French, Spanish and Science. Pupils receiving Learning Development or English as a Foreign Language typically have these lessons in place of French and Spanish.

To help pupils reach their personal goals they take part in a series of PELTS (Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills) sessions. Pupils also experience a PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health Education) programme. 

Read more about the Fourth Form Subjects and PELTS sessions in the Fourth Form Curriculum Booklet:

Fourth Form Curriculum Booklet