Senior School (Key Stage 3 & 4)
Children enter the Senior School at 11 and follow courses based on the National Curriculum which lead to the OCR G.C.S.E. examinations in the following traditional 8 subjects as well as OCR Nationals in ICT:
English Language, English Literature,
Mathematics, Core Science (in Year 10), Additional Science, French, History,
Non-examination subjects include Art until Year 10, RE, PSHEE, Citizenship and Music.
Homework is set regularly and is an important part of a pupil's education, developing the ability to study independently. Parents are asked to check and sign the homework diary at least once a week, more if possible. A classroom is available in After School Care for Study.
Assessment & Reporting in the Senior School
Pupils’ work is marked and assessed on a regular basis. Examinations for Years 7, 8 & 9 take place in the Summer Term. Years 10 & 11 take exams twice a year.
There are four opportunities for formal contact with parents; two Parents’ Evenings and two reports, one of which is an interim report in the Autumn Term for years 7, 8 & 9. Parents are reminded in regular news letters never to hesitate to contact school if they have any concerns.
Sport in the Senior School
Most pupils coming to Pattisons take advantage of the vast range of dance activities and an individual timetable is designed for each pupil, based on their interest, experience and ability. They must take at least three “physical” classes a week but most do considerably more.
A Sports Club takes place twice a week at lunchtimes for those who are not dance enthusiasts. During the Spring and Summer Terms members of Sports Club take part in squash lessons and use the Gym facilities at nearby Coventry and North Warwickshire Cricket Club, for which a small fee is charged. There is also a running club once a week throughout the year.
"In the Senior School, the quality of teaching is good and makes a contribution to the quality of learning and to the standards achieved. The commitment and enthusiasm of the teachers contribute importantly to the pupils` progress and attainment."
Ofsted, 27 November 2000