Here at Thorpe House School, Year 7 and 8 are taught by specialist teachers in every subject. Class sizes are small by design so no student can hide and the teachers will know every student and their ability. They are taught within mixed ability classes apart from Maths and English where there is some ability setting. We are also able to provide an extra teacher for Maths to enable even smaller teaching groups.
For Year 7 we have extended curriculum work with Ninja coding as part of the curriculum and STEM lessons as a stand alone lesson in addition to the sciences taught discretely as Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We also do not forget the creative subjects with students embracing Art, DT, Music and Drama as part of our weekly curriculum offering.
The impact of the curriculum is measured in a variety of different ways. Thorpe House School has high aspirations for all pupils and believes every pupil should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. Academic targets are set at the beginning of each year for all pupils based on external testing using the CEM centre, and monitored closely by individual teachers and seniors leaders. Pupils and parents receive regular feedback through marking, verbal feedback in class, reports and parent consultations both online and face to face..
Pupils’ personal achievements are also closely tracked, monitored and celebrated by the pastoral team, ensuring that our pupils are not only equipped with the knowledge for life beyond Thorpe House but also ensuring they are well rounded, healthy and caring individuals ready to move onto the challenges of the GCSE curriculum.
Boys scoring above the national average overall – 77.0%
Boys scoring above the national average in English – 79.31%
Boys scoring above the national average in maths – 75.86%
Boys scoring above the national average in science – 75.86%