Senior School curricular
At Langley Senior School we excel at developing and nurturing the individual. Our curriculum is lively, engaging and exciting extending thought beyond prescribed specifications and examinations. We ask pupils to take an active role in their own learning by asking questions, thinking critically, responding positively to feedback, challenging their assumptions and developing independence. This is echoed by our excellent digital platform, which supports learners outside the school setting.
We are an inclusive, non-academically selective school. We believe that all our pupils have the potential to achieve no matter their starting points. We are proud of the role we play in helping young people discover and explore interests and shifting their perceptions of themselves, and the world around them. We offer expert Learning Support and Development through a team of specialists who work closely, both with individual students and with teachers. Our EAL team has a diverse portfolio of experience teaching overseas and are able to plan bespoke schemes of learning for our pupils with English as a second language.
Years 6 to 8
We offer a wide range of subjects and experiences in order to excite and engage our learners as well as ensure that they master the foundations of academic study. We aim to instil a lifelong love of learning and for our pupils to relish grappling with new concepts. Alongside the core curriculum of English, Maths and Science, pupils can expect to experience Food Preparation and Nutrition, Fine Art, Design and Technology, a range of languages (including Mandarin), Drama, Music, History, Geography, Philosophy and Theology.
As one moves from Year 8 to 9, it is an exciting time to choose some options. In Year 9, all pupils will study English, Mathematics and the three sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) plus five option subjects. Here at Langley we offer an array of options for pupils to take. Pupils will also partake in either the Duke of Edinburgh or Combined Cadet Force as part of their personal and leadership development.
Years 10 to 11
Pupils continue to be stretched by the learning experiences open to them alongside their academic studies for GCSE and BTEC exams. This will include speakers, exhibitions and theatre productions, field trips, entering competitions as well as the opportunity to extend their personal interests through our lively Activities programme. Through focused Academic Pathways programmes, including visits to open days, virtual speakers and events and mentoring, we encourage our pupils to begin preparation for university.
We offer a diverse range of qualifications such as A Level, BTEC and T Level. Alongside support for application to university or careers preparation, students can also study for an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), or perhaps take an AS Level in Sociology, or study for a Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) in Mandarin.