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Senior School Events Calendar

  • 06 DEC 2016

    Christmas Concert Our fantastic Christmas Concert takes place on Tuesday 6 December... More Details

  • 07 DEC 2016

    Bursary Assessments   Bursary Assessments take place today. For more information please... More Details

Academic Life

“There is a real focus academically and on the all-round wellbeing of the children” – Senior School parent

Education is an adventure and is treated as such at BGS. The enthusiasm and excitement shared by our staff and pupils prepare young people for the world beyond the classroom. By blending our traditional values and heritage with our modern curriculum and first-class facilities, we provide an education that promotes discovery, fulfilment and lifechanging experiences.

This distinct style of education ensures our pupils remain grounded and modest even when they achieve great things.

We offer a broad and stimulating education with flexibility in our curriculum that promotes excellence, opportunity and happiness. Our Senior School, starting at age 11, offers a broad academic curriculum for the first two years. In Year 9, pupils gain access to new subjects that prepare them for success in their ten GCSEs.

“BGS is in a league of its own. Small classes really help because it feels very personal to you – you’re not just another student” – Sixth Form student

The dynamic and innovative Sixth Form at BGS offers a unique environment for study, laying the foundations for the very best Higher Education provision in the
UK and beyond.

  • Teaching staff
    • “It’s not just about academic excellence but ensuring you’re happy in what you study and achieve – because that’s just as important as passing exams” – Sixth Form student

      Our inspiring, experienced and insightful teachers promote a culture of aspiration, creating the conditions for pupils to achieve, and encouraging them to succeed. The strong bond between our teachers and pupils fosters active engagement in the learning process.

      Our academic success is based on trust and mutual respect that you see in all of our classrooms. Learning is limitless with the right encouragement; our teaching staff have a genuine desire to help pupils realise their potential, and go the extra mile to ensure they do.

      “With such small classes you get a lot more opportunity to learn. The teachers are really fantastic and encourage you to the best of your ability” – Former pupil

  • Facilities
    • Discover a learning environment that fosters excellence by providing opportunities for pupils to perform at their best. Let your child take centre stage in the Hockney Theatre, develop a love of science in our laboratories, Design Technology workshops and Computer Aided Design (CAD) suites, and be inspired in our newly opened £2.1 million state of the art library.

      Over the past 50 years, we have continually refined and developed our facilities, ensuring that we offer the most outstanding surroundings for the happiness and success of our pupils.

  • Academic success
    • Our public examination results are consistently outstanding, affirming BGS as a centre of academic excellence year after year.

      At GCSE, our results far exceed the national average. In 2016, we achieved a record breaking 46% pass rate at grade A*. Well over half of our A Level examinations were graded A* or A, allowing the majority of our pupils entry to their university of choice.

      Data from Durham University revealed that BGS adds more academic value to our pupils than other comparable schools. This can make the difference between a B and an A, or an A and an A*.

      Click here to see our GCSE 2016 results.

  • Curriculum
    • We offer a broad and stimulating education with flexibility in our curriculum that promotes excellence, opportunity and happiness.

      Our Senior School, starting at age 11, offers a broad academic curriculum for the first two years. In Year 9, pupils gain access to new subjects that prepare them for success in their ten GCSEs.

      The dynamic and innovative Sixth Form at BGS offers a unique environment for study, laying the foundations for the very best Higher Education provision in the UK and beyond.

Subjects studied and the choices available differ, depending on your child’s year group:

  • The Curriculum: Years 7 and 8
    • In Years 7 and 8, pupils study the following subjects:

      • Digital Learning (Year 7 only)
      • English
      • Mathematics
      • French
      • German
      • Latin
      • Biology
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Geography
      • History
      • Art
      • Music
      • Design and Technology
      • Religious Studies
      • Games
  • The Curriculum: Year 9
    • In Year 9 all pupils study the following common core subjects:

      • English
      • Mathematics
      • Physics
      • Chemistry
      • Biology
      • Geography
      • History
      • Religious Studies
      • Games

      and choose three subjects from:

      • Art
      • Design and Technology
      • German
      • Greek
      • Latin
      • Music
      • Russian
      • Spanish
      • Computer Science

      and choose one core language from:

      • French
      • German
      • Spanish
  • The Curriculum: Years 10 and 11
    • In Years 10 and 11, pupils undertake ten GCSE subjects, with all pupils studying the following subjects:

      • English Language
      • English Literature
      • Mathematics
      • Biology
      • Chemistry
      • Physics
      • Games

      and choose three subjects from:

      • Geography
      • History
      • German
      • Computer Science
      • Russian
      • Spanish
      • Latin
      • Greek
      • Art
      • Music
      • Design and Technology
      • Religious Studies

      and choose one core language from:

      • French
      • German
      • Spanish
  • Sixth Form: Years 12 and 13
    • In the Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) pupils choose four Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) subjects from:

      • Art
      • Biology
      • Business Studies
      • Chemistry
      • Design and Technology
      • Economics
      • English Literature
      • English Language
      • French
      • Further Mathematics
      • Geography
      • German
      • Greek
      • Classical Civilisation
      • History
      • Computer Science
      • Latin
      • Mathematics
      • Music
      • Music Technology
      • Physics
      • Politics
      • Psychology
      • Religious Studies
      • Russian
      • Spanish
      • Theatre Studies

      In addition, they also take two eleven-week Enrichment courses from a wide range of non-examined options, or Japanese.  Pupils then take three or four of their AS courses through to A Level. It is possible to replace the fourth subject with another AS course.