High expectations - excellent results.
St George’s Secondary school provides a challenging and caring learning environment where there are high expectations of all students. We are small enough to be able to focus on the individual needs of the student, but large enough to offer a broad and balanced academic curriculum. The Secondary School has approximately 280 students, with over 60 in the Sixth Form (Years 12-13). Academic success is a key focus, offering the opportunity to study towards rigorous public examinations at ages 16 and 18.
The School follows the structure of the English and Welsh National Curriculum, leading to I/GCSEs (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A (Advanced) Levels. Our qualifications allow entry to universities worldwide. They are challenging and offer the opportunities to develop higher level academic skills and competences as required by providers of higher education. We aim to nurture young people who can think critically and have a sound understanding of the contemporary world.
"In the Secondary school, students are encouraged to discuss and share their ideas in a studious but friendly learning environment. Classroom relationships are excellent. [...] A wide range of effective strategies is used to engage and extend students' learning. Teachers are secure in their subject knowledge and skilfully respond to their students' needs." - ISI Inspection Report, March 2015
Visitors only have to spend a short period of time in the Secondary buildings before they comment on how it is a fantastic place to work and learn. The Secondary school has a real ’buzz’, providing evidence of the tireless energy of both the students and staff, and the many academic and extra-curricular activities that the students are engaged in. We believe the best way to learn about St George’s is to come and see for yourself. We very much look forward to welcoming you!
For more information about the Secondary curriculum, take a look at the presentations from our info meetings and our curriculum guides below.