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30/07/21

Thank you again to the amazing team! https://t.co/xIcWQo68Vy

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30/07/21

What a week at Summer Camp! A big thankyou to all the staff and sixth-formers who made it happen; you're superstars! 🙌 https://t.co/LULzkVPMFi

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28/07/21

Another fantastic but slightly rainy day at Summer Camp draws to a close. We need to keep all fingers and toes crossed that the rain stays away on Friday 🤞😬 https://t.co/mWH3eJL2Ej

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27/07/21

Summer Camp 2021 for our incoming year 7 students in full swing! https://t.co/WMgrwGo3yb

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12/07/21

Our Creative Arts students are incredible! Art, Music, Drama, Food, DT...do watch our video...even the music is home grown Glyn student talent! https://t.co/zIssky8EmY https://t.co/vHZorfymsC

12/07/21

Do take a look at our weekly Newsletter! https://t.co/9aLtngb1is

12/07/21

Parents and Carers - if you did not receive the Glyn Newsletter on Friday 9 July, please check your junk! Please then move the email to your inbox, which will resolve the issue for future messages. Apologies - new parental messaging system gremlin!

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08/07/21

Open Evening postponed to Thursday 16 September 2021. We hope this new date will allow prospective families onto the school site, and we look forward to meeting you then! https://t.co/unlBiA4Dy7

02/07/21

Vacancy - are you an inspiring and experienced Careers Advisor looking for a position in an ‘Outstanding’ school? https://t.co/1pWEIld3Ed

02/07/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/jxVNaFbXEz

29/06/21

Joining Glyn School in September 2021? Please see our Transition Experience video! https://t.co/eeYSfosABR

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28/06/21

Wishing our Glyn School Wimbledon Ball Boys all the best as the Championships begin today https://t.co/D9IqPD316k

23/06/21

Reminder! Mufti Day Thursday 24 June - own clothes, voluntary £2 on the gate for Glyn PSA, remember your face covering...remind your friends!

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21/06/21

Library book returned 19 years late - 995 hours of detention? We hope he made it in The Rock Business! https://t.co/bSiAVVOXPI https://t.co/pGGIKI8iTE

15/06/21

With regret, Glyn School Open Evening for prospective Year 7 entry has been postponed until Thursday 16 September 2021. Further details on our website: https://t.co/8z3j0dapL7

11/06/21

Friday 11 June train disruptions/cancellations, including West Ewell and Epsom: https://t.co/gTY3K8q8LK

11/06/21

Good afternoon Due to significant problems with the signalling system near London Waterloo, train services running across the whole South Western Railway network may be cancelled, severely delayed or revised.

28/05/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - so much good news! https://t.co/XVuFlZIFZV

Key Stages

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Students are predominantly taught both in mixed ability groups and set groups throughout Key Stage 3. They are initially set in attainment groups in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science in Year 7.  Assessments take place in the first half term of Year 7 and setting takes place from November onwards. 

It should be noted that this grouping structure should not be viewed as strictly hierarchical such that one set would always be ‘better’ or ‘harder’ than another based on a numerical scale.  One of the problems with the traditional model is that students with broadly (and in many cases exactly) the same attainment levels would be in different ‘sets’, sometimes even two ‘sets’ apart. This would be a natural consequence of having large numbers of students working at the same attainment level. However, whilst there may be no difference in the attainment level that students are working at, there would be a difference in the sense that a student may have with regard to how well they are doing in a subject, simply based upon the number attributed to the set in which they are taught.

A structure based upon attainment groups where students of commensurate current attainment are grouped together, encourages the students themselves to be focussed on maintaining an appropriate progress in their attainment level and engage in meaningful dialogue with their teachers regarding such progress.

For the duration of the Key Stage, regular assessments inform these groupings and opportunities for students to move into the most appropriate group are available at the end of each term.

We believe that it is vitally important that our students are equipped with the right practical and emotional skills to allow them to make the most of their opportunities and responsibilities and to flourish in the 21st century. To support this aim we have a comprehensive program for the teaching of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, and Careers guidance.  This program is delivered through a varied model of Form time activities, Year and House assemblies, dedicated days where the normal curriculum is suspended, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.


Year 7

In Year 7 students are taught in House Groups in Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages (both French or Spanish), Games and Religious Studies. They are taught in mixed ability, for PE, Art, Drama, Music, Computing and Design & Technology. Design & Technology is taught on a carousel and the the students study different Design Technology subjects every term.


Year 8

In Year 8 students are taught in House Groups in Geography, History, Games and Religious Studies. They are taught again in mixed ability, for PE, Art, Drama, Music, Computing and Design & Technology. For Modern Foreign Languages, students are taught in mixed ability groups.  Design & Technology continues to be taught on a carousel.


Year 9

In Year 9 students are taught in ability groups for the core of English, Mathematics and Science, and additionally in Modern Foreign Languages, Geography, History, Religious Studies and PE. Students are taught in mixed ability groups for Games and four further optional subjects.

We recognise that a curriculum experience that is increasingly personalised affords students with greater opportunities for enjoyment and engagement.  We have sought to provide a breadth of curriculum choice that represents opportunities for both challenge and enrichment, suitable for all our students, whilst ensuring that no door is closed and that future options remain open as they progress into Key Stage 4.

Design and Technology forms a compulsory element for the Year 9 curriculum but students are able to choose an area of specialism from Paper and Boards, Manmade Boards and Timbers, and Electronics and Systems. Students will also be studying one Language and either History, Geography or Computer Science. Students’ remaining three optional subjects can be selected from a list of ‘National Curriculum’ subjects (Art, Drama, Music Technology, Music, Food and Nutrition, Computing and ICT, History, Geography or Extended Physical Education. Nearly one third of a students' lessons will be shaped by their choices and through careful guidance and support we look to ensure that they each maintain a balanced curriculum.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, all students are required to study for GCSEs in the core subjects of English Language and English Literature, Mathematics (the ‘linked pair’ GCSEs of Methods in Maths and Applications of Maths), a minimum of two Science GCSEs and Religious Studies.  Some students may also study for the Level 2 Award in Further Mathematics.  All students also follow a core Physical Education (Games) programme.

Having first experienced the Options process in Year 8, students will again shape their own curriculum during the Spring term of Year 9 by choosing up to four optional courses that they wish to follow in Years 10 and 11.  Within the Option block structure, students are able to choose an additional Science GCSE by selecting the Triple Science GCSE and indeed many of our students elect to use one of their option choices in this way.  Students are free to choose their remaining optional subjects from a wide range of GCSEs, BTECs and other qualifications.  

As in earlier years, we deliver a structured program of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, as well as Independent Advices and Guidance (Careers), through Form time activities, Year and House assemblies, dedicated days, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.

Key Stage 4 Options Booklet 2020 - 2023 (GCSE exams taken 2023)

Year 9 KS4 Curriculum Information Booklet 2018-2020

Year 9 KS4 Subject Information Booklet 2018-2020*

 

* update to the published infomrmation booklet:, page 25: the RS course is assessed at the end of Year 10.

Key Stage 5

Key Stage 5

The Year 12 curriculum is structured such that students will study three optional subjects with the possibility of taking an additional AS Extended Project Qualification. In Year 13 the majority of students will continue to study three subjects to attain full Level 3 qualifications. Our current A Level / BTEC offering can be found here:

Sixth Form Prospectus for September 2021 entry

As in earlier years, we deliver a structured program of personal, social, citizenship, health and economic (PSCHE) education, as well as Independent Advice and Guidance (careers and UCAS), through Form time activities, Year assemblies, dedicated days, and within the schemes of work of relevant subjects.

Documents

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GCSE Level subjects 2020 to 2021 16th Nov 2020 Download
A Level subjects 2020 to 2021 16th Nov 2020 Download