Independent School Parent
OUR SCHOOL TIMELINE… FROM NURSERY THROUGH TO SIXTH FORM
At this tender age, children are on the cusp of a school career that will span 16 years, finishing at 18. With exams and homework still a way o in the distance, right now, it’s all about developing a natural curiosity and learning through play.
Starting in the year that your child turns five, small class sizes, dazzling teaching and stand-out facilities are the name of the game here. It’s never too early to assess your child’s true potential, and what better place to start than with a solid foundation at pre-prep? See page 24
It’s all in the name with prep school: it prepares your child for senior and public school. As the 11+ and Common Entrance exams loom on the horizon, education takes a decidedly serious turn as the hunt is on to find the perfect senior school for your child.
See page 26
Senior 11+, 13+
Sixth Form 16+
Prepare to be amazed by the range of subjects from which pupils choose their A-levels or International Baccalaureate – from traditional disciplines like history and maths, to new ones like fashion. It’s crunch time and all in aid of securing a place at university. See page 42
With GCSEs and the numerical grading system firmly in place, a clutch of A*s might just not be enough any longer. The pressure is on to secure a clean sweep of grade nines – a nine is a higher grade than an A* and is for those of exceptional ability. See page 34
IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY TO ASSESS your child’s true potential, and what better place to start THAN WITH A SOLID FOUNDATION AT PRE-PREP?