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Academic Overview

Academic Overview

The Leys curriculum is not just about preparation for exams. It is broad and balanced, and the social, intellectual and emotional needs of our pupils drive our educational agenda. A happy child is a successful one.

The academic programme is rigorous and challenging, with pupils thriving in an atmosphere where they are encouraged to take risks and discover for themselves, an atmosphere where they are happy and where each pupil’s individual needs are recognised and provided for. Our aim is to give pupils the confidence, skills and knowledge to fulfil their potential academically, to encourage them to work independently and collaboratively in a mutually supportive environment.

Our highly qualified and enthusiastic teaching staff know their pupils’ strengths and weaknesses and support them and help them to develop and grow in their particular areas of expertise. Relationships between the pupils and their teachers are excellent and this engenders mutual trust and respect.

Pupils follow a broad programme in the initial years and start to specialise as they enter their GCSE years and then again in the Sixth Form.

Relationships between staff and pupils and among pupils themselves are outstanding; pupils feel able to contribute in a supportive, non-judgemental environment, and as a result are willing to try out new ideas. Throughout the school, the most able pupils achieve their potential through strategies designed to challenge them.

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Further details of the curriculum are available in the departmental pages. For specific questions please email: [email protected]

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Curriculum Information

An overview of the curriculum taught at The Leys.

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Most pupils choose three A level subjects, with all external exams taken at the end of the Upper Sixth.

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Teaching and Learning

We are fortunate at The Leys to have a thriving and diverse Academic Enrichment programme which is growing and developing all the time.

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