Key Information

Curriculum, Extra Curricular Activities, Homework

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Curriculum Overview

At Prendergast School our curriculum is built to offer breadth and balance to all our learners in each year. Whether that is addressing the early development focus of our youngest learners in Key Stage 3 or the academic aspirations and qualifications of our Key Stage 5 students as they approach their public examinations. Our teaching is responsive to changes in the National Curriculum and embraces the high standards in knowledge and skills required to meet the needs of a twenty-first century education. We are innovative in our approach and integrate our responsibilities around delivering social, moral, spiritual and cultural, digital literacy and careers education into our programme of academic studies at all key stages. In addition to our academic routes, we offer a wide variety of enrichment lessons and activities.

Prendergast School has an exceptionally dedicated staff who work extremely hard to ensure students reach their full potential. We have a range of support systems, particularly in Literacy and Mathematics, which supports those students who need it.

Secondary Provision

All students study the following subjects at Key Stage 3: Maths, English Literature, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Drama, Music, PE, Art, Design and Technology, Spanish, French, History, Geography and Religious Studies.

See the Year 7 Curriculum booklet, Year 8 Curriculum booklet, Year 9 Summer Curriculum booklet - all 2020.

At Key Stage 4, all students study the following Core Curriculum: Maths, English Literature, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Combined Science with an option to study Separate Sciences), Spanish, French, Religious Studies and a Humanities subject (History or Geography).

See the Year 10 Curriculum booklet 2020

Students then elect to study a further two subjects from this list: Computer Science, Drama, Music, PE, Art, Design and Technology, a second Humanities subject (History or Geography) and Separate Sciences (additional studies in each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics).

This is in addition to their statutory participation in studies which support their wider development in sports, ICT and social, moral, spiritual and cultural studies.

For more information about our Key Stage 4 subjects, see the Options booklet in the section entitled Curriculum Information for Parents and Students - Year 9.

Sixth Form Provision

At Key Stage 5, students have a wide variety of choice to study the following A-Level subjects: Maths, English Literature, Art, Chemistry, Media Studies, Photography, Product Design, Textile Design, Spanish and many more. Students are also able to re-sit their Maths and English Language if they did not achieve the pass grade at GCSE.

For more details on which subjects you can study at our Sixth Form, please download our Key Stage 5 Subject Handbook.

Curriculum Information for Parents and Students - Year 9

For more information about our Key Stage 4 subjects, please download our Year 9 Options Handbook.

Curriculum Information for Parents and Students - Year 10

Please click onto the links below to see additional information for parents and students regarding English and Maths.

English 1

English 2

Maths

Year 10 Revision Guide

Curriculum Information for Parents and Students - Year 11

Extra Curricular Activities

Homework

We recognise the importance of homework for all students in order to deepen, enhance and consolidate their understanding as well as to develop essential communication, study and reference skills.

Teachers will ensure that homework is a meaningful extension of the classroom experience, and will keep a record of tasks set and of the outcome. There will be feed back to the pupils which explains how to make progress.

Every pupil is expected to do homework each evening, beginning with about one hour per evening in year 7 and increasing as pupils progress through the school. 

Homework club takes place in the Library from 3.30-4.30 each afternoon and prefects are available to help girls with their homework. 

More information about our curriculum subjects

Click onto the subject information page for further information about subjects in all key stages.

Should you have any queries or wish to request further information about our curriculum, then please do contact the school by telephone on 020 8690 3710.

Alternatively, for Secondary enquiries, please email: admin@prendergast-school.com

For Sixth Form enquiries, please email: 6thformadmissions@prendergast-school.com

Or contact the relevant Head of Key Stage direct, by email below:

KS3 Pastoral Manager - Amy Suddards: info-ks3@Prendergast-school.com
KS4 Pastoral Manager - Matthew Cannon: info-ks4@prendergast-school.com
Head of Key Stage 5 - Simon Conway: info-ks5@prendergast-school.com