Shell (Year 9)

All Shell (Year 9) students study a compulsory curriculum of English, Mathematics, Sciences, Humanities and Languages. PSHE, Games, the Individual Project (IP) and IT Skills are also core elements of this curriculum. Through the IP, students develop research skills to produce a personal project on any topic they are interested in, and in any form: essay, presentation, sculpture, website or performance. IT Skills covers file and folder management, PowerPoint, spreadsheets, databases, website building and Publisher.

In addition, students choose a further three options – chosen from Art, Drama, Latin, Music, Academic PE and Design & Technology – based upon their talents and interests.

All of this provides a strong foundation to prepare inquiring learners for the next step of their education, and places Shell students in a strong position from which to select their GCSE options in the Lent term.

All Shell subjects are examined through school-based assessments at the end of the course in the Trinity term.