Welcome to Academus Independent Upper School

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Year 10 and 11 are principally busy with the business of GCSE examination so of course there is a greater emphasis on academic excellence however we do aim to remain true to our ethos; learning has to be more than just passing exams so we continue to stretch our students’ curiosity and appetite for learning.

In years 10 and 11 pupils study for a mixture of up to nine iGCSEs and/or National GCSEs according to their personal requirements.

Subjects include:

  •  English Language and Literature
  • History
  • ICT/ Computer studies
  • Latin/ Ancient civilisation
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Business  Studies/Economics
  • Religious Studies

Pupils sit these exams in Year 11, which are generally held in May/June. These are taken at a centre near where the students live and your Form tutor will prepare each student and parents through the process of finding a local centre as well as applying to centres and preparing for the actual exams

The school issues pupils and parents with a list of recommended text books and resources that support the subjects taught although we also have a vast range of materials that we use in class so these purcahses are kept to a minimal.

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