Year 9 marks an exciting and important stage in our students’ education as they move up to the Middle School. New form groups are created and a second Modern Language – German or French – is added to the subjects studied.
Pupils also study Latymer’s bespoke Global Goals course where they explore the UN’s sustainability goals and, in small groups, investigate practical steps and projects they can put into action that address the goal of their choice. In the Spring Term of Year 9, pupils select their GCSE subjects.
In Years 10 and 11 our pupils study 10 GCSE courses and our own, tailor-made World Perspectives course, an interdisciplinary curriculum drawing on the disciplines of Geography, Politics and Economics to develop a broader understanding of the issues affecting the world today.
Core (required) subjects are English and English Literature, Mathematics, two of the sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), a Modern Language and the internally assessed World Perspectives course.
Optional GCSE subjects are chosen from Biology/Chemistry/Physics, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin, Latin, Greek, History, Geography, Computer Science, Religious Studies, Drama, Design, Art and Music.
Most subjects will follow the International GCSE course, which offers a broad and thorough foundation for A Level. Pupils continue to have an afternoon of Games every week.