Portland Place School

Portland Place School

Curriculum

We have high academic standards. All courses are based on the National Curriculum, but with a flexibility that puts the child’s needs first. Our teachers ensure their lessons are lively and involving which helps pupils enjoy learning.

Pupils are organised into three separate programmes:

Lower School: 11-14 years
A compulsory curriculum with a choice of modern language in Year 9. Pupils study English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Drama, Music, Computing and two Modern Foreign Languages from Spanish, French and Italian.

Senior School: 14-16 years (GCSE)
Much of the curriculum is compulsory - English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and a Modern Language. Pupils can choose three other GCSEs from: History, Geography, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Drama, Media Studies, Sport Studies, Art, Business Studies and Music. Nine GCSE subjects are taken in total. Full details are in the GCSE Curriculum Booklet (see link below).

Sixth Form: 16- 18 years (A Level)
Four or five subjects are taken at AS level in the first year. Three subjects are then chosen for full A Level in year two. Subjects include: Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Media, Art, Photography, Theatre, Economics, Business, History, Geography, Government & Politics, Design & Technology, French and Spanish. Full details are in the A level Option booklet published for pupils and parents (see link below).