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Upper School—Years 9-11

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Dr M Magro Miss M Macrae
Head of Upper School

 

Deputy Head of Upper School

 

At Falmouth School we understand how important it is for students to be academically focused and supported as they begin to prepare for their GCSEs—a process that begins in earnest in Year 9.  Although some subjects may begin their GCSE syllabuses in Year 9, for most subjects at Falmouth School Year 9 is a time to hone and refine those skills which will be so necessary for success when sitting external examinations. 

The focus in Years 9-11 is, therefore, unashamedly academic.   Students will have their progress carefully tracked every 6 weeks and will be given bespoke support plans should they appear to be falling behind their benchmark grades.  Parental involvement plays a large role here; students falling behind in multiple subjects will be supported by their Head of Progress and form tutor who will meet with parents to discuss the best way to support students.

In Years 10 and 11, the school offers an extended school day (see timetable). Students are expected to attend school until 4:00 PM where they will be given extra support in all of their subjects over a two week cycle.  These are not extra lessons but, rather, an opportunity for students to work independently under the supervision and guidance of a subject-specific teacher.

Upper School Assembly Days

Year 9 Wednesday

Year 10 Thursday

Year 11 Friday