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22/10/21

Wishing everyone a great October half term holiday. School re-opens at normal time of 8.40am on Monday 1 November - see you then!

21/10/21

Mufti Day - Friday 21 October in aid of the Glyn PSA. Own clothes and voluntary donation of £2 at the gate. Students - do check your blazer pockets for anything you might need, such as Oyster cards or ID badges!

21/10/21

Telephone Lines Down Thurs 21/10 - with regret, our phone lines are down. Please email the school via glynmail.org

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15/10/21

Surrey Police engagement today at Glyn School. Many thanks to for coming to visit. https://t.co/yaoIatEdxa

14/10/21

We are delighted to welcome Year 11 students and their families to our Sixth Form Open Evening this evening - Thurs 14 Oct - from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Do come along to see our outstanding Sixth Form provision.

13/10/21

Wednesday 13 October - we look forward to welcoming Year 6 pupils and their families to our Open Morning today from 9.30am to 11.00am. Sorry that there is no parking on the school site. Do come along to see our outstanding school.

12/10/21

We look forward to welcoming Year 6 pupils and their families to our Open Mornings from 9.30am to 11.00am Tues 12, Weds 13 and Thurs 14 October (sorry that there is no parking on the school site). We hope you can come along!

08/10/21

We are extremely proud of our Sixth Form curriculum which offers more subject combinations than many other schools, allows for mixing of BTEC and A Level courses, and offers courses not available at other schools, such as Law and Economics. Come along to our Open Evening!

08/10/21

Ewell Village Road Closure - a sink hole has opened up on the junction of Chessington Road and Kingston Road, near the Spring Tavern. The road is closed. Traffic from Ewell West is being diverted through Longmead Road into Epsom. Some bus routes will be on diversion.

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30/09/21

It's China Week in the canteen and the food looks simply wonderful! 吃好喝好! https://t.co/jnky9KVxEn

29/09/21

With regret, our telephone lines are down. Please email any student absences to: attendance.org

24/09/21

We are delighted that we have more and more activities happening at school again each week! Do take a look at our Glyn Newsletter: https://t.co/JUrK1g2BvC

23/09/21

Thurs 23/9 We have been made aware that an incident has taken place earlier today in Blenheim Road. Road closures on Blenheim Road and Almond Road are in place and a number of other roads are closed in Epsom. This may affect journeys home today.

23/09/21

We look forward to welcoming families to our Open Mornings, for entry into Year 7, on Tues 12, Weds 13 and Thurs 14 October 2021. Please see our website for further details and booking form: https://t.co/8z3j0dapL7

23/09/21

We look forward to welcoming current Year 12 students and their Parents and Carers to the Information Evening this evening - Thursday 23 Sept - from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be some parking on the school site.

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16/09/21

No booking required for our Open Evening today (tickets for Headteacher talks handed out on arrival). Simply turn up! Current students and staff will be waiting to show you our outstanding school. https://t.co/9f93OyoyLX

16/09/21

We are delighted to welcome Year 6 families to our Open Evening TODAY from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Whilst not compulsory, please consider wearing a face covering - thank you. We are delighted to be welcoming families onto the school site!

15/09/21

Less than 24 hours until our Open Evening! Year 6 pupils and their families are welcome to see our school on Thursday 16 September from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

Curriculum Organisation - All Key Stages

The basic features of the school’s curriculum follow the guidance outlined in the Academies Funding Agreement. It ensures that a broad and balanced curriculum is provided to our students, incorporating English, Maths and Science qualifications along with the provision of religious education at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and with regard for guidance on relationship and sex education issued by the Secretary of State.  

The broad context of the students attending Glyn School means we believe that our curriculum should be financially sustainable and shaped in a way that is right for our students. To this end, our curriculum balances a core curriculum aligned with our values, alongside students’ freedom to choose what is right for them. Curriculum allocation and mapping supports outcomes in English, Maths and Science, which significantly impact on the life opportunities of young people. Teaching contact time in these subject areas reflects this.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3

Subject Hours in Year 7 Hours in Year 8
English, Maths and Science 7 7
Geography and History 3 3
Philosophy, Religion and Ethics 2 2
Languages (French and Spanish) 6 6
Art, Music, Drama and Computing 2 2
Design Technology 3 3
Physical Education 4 4

At Key Stage Three, all students experience a broad range of subjects. Students are taught in House groups in all subjects, with the exception of Design Technology in Year 7/8 and Languages in Year 8, where they are taught in mixed ability groups. Design & Technology is taught on a carousel and the students study different Design Technology topics every half-term. 

Year 7 and 8 lay down solid foundations in these subjects and build students' confidence ahead of making option choices at the end of Year 8.

Key Stage 4 for Students Studying GCSE from September 2021

Key Stage 4

Subject Hours in Year 9 Hours in Year 10 Hours in Year 11
English 9 8 9
Maths 8 8 9
Science 11 11 10
Option Subjects 4 x 4 5 x 4 5 x 4
Philosophy, Religion and Ethics 1    
Core Physical Education 5 3 2

At Key Stage 4, all students are required to study a core programme which comprises of:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • A Humanities (History or Geography)
  • A Language (French or Spanish)
  • Core PE (Games) – non-examined
  • Core Religious Studies – non-examined
  • PSHCE (Form time)

For Science: we offer the Combined Science GCSEs which are worth two GCSEs and Triple Science which is three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.  All students in Year 9 will be taught the same Science curriculum, common to both Combined and Triple specifications.  Through consultation with teachers, students, Parents and Carers, and based on robust and rigorous assessments, students will then continue their programme of study for Years 10 and 11 based on either the Combined or Triple specifications.  

Whilst we recognise the benefits of our curriculum offer, we appreciate that studying a language is not always suitable and for a small number of students we do have an additional pathway which removes the language choice from the core and replaces it with a more coursework led qualification

In Key Stage Four students are taught in ability groups for the core subjects of Mathematics and Science, and the remaining subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.

The EBacc

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum offer is based on the principle of student choice. Each year we gather data on the destinations of our students; this has consistently indicated the significant majority choose to go on to further education. To this end, when completing the GCSE option process, we ensure a journey which sees the majority of students take the EBacc range of subjects. This breadth of academic study prepares them for the rigours of further education which most of them will subsequently choose. Within this, the majority of students will take a language at GCSE. We place great value in taking a Language at GCSE, because of the opportunities that such a qualification can give a young person upon leaving school. Moreover, research shows that taking a Language at GCSE, can also help improve a young person’s performance in English and Maths.

However, increasingly, our students also move on to apprenticeships and in some cases employment. Maintaining a breadth of choice for all students is essential. By choosing the EBacc route or a BTEC subject, we keep a diverse range of qualifications and opportunities open for all our students. 

Options Booklet for September 2021

The booklet has information on the Options Process, a summary of each subject (with hyper links to the Exam Board Specifications).

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Key Stage 5

All A Levels and BTECs have 9 hours of contact time per fortnight. EPQ, as the only AS Level, has 4 hours per fortnight.GCSE re-take English and Maths have 6 hours per fortnight.

The Year 12 curriculum is structured such that students will study three optional subjects (either A Levels or BTECs) 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. 

As in earlier years, we deliver a structured programme 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 and within the programmes of study of relevant subjects. We offer a post 16 curriculum that has a range of academic and vocational courses to suit the needs of the wide range of students that we serve.

Sixth Form Prospectus for September 2021 entry