The upper seniors consist of Years 10 and 11.
These are some of the most important years of a child’s education as this is when external examinations are taken.
Over the five terms of study, with one term being taken up with the examinations themselves, students are carefully timetabled and programmed to get the best out of all their preceding years of education.
Greenfields delivers Cambridge’s International General Certificates of Secondary Education (IGCSEs) and GCSE’s with other Examination Boards in some subjects.
During these important years, class sizes and individual attention remains conveniently small.
Prior to starting in Year 10, students select from a wide range of subjects and commence an intensive programme of studies in Year 10 which leads to further study and revision in Year 11, culminating in the Cambridge examinations, which usually start in April or May of that last year and often don’t finish completely until the end of June.
The choice of IGCSE’s are Maths, English Language, English Literature, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, ICT (Computers), Art, Photography, Drama, Spanish, Film Studies, Business Studies, Sport & Dance.
When students join the Upper Seniors, top priority is placed on ensuring that they are provided with the tools needed to study properly. They take courses that teach them how to overcome any barriers that they may experience when studying and this gives them a confidence and an ability that they can study anything. To find out more, click here.
The aim of the Upper Seniors is to give every individual student the best possible chance of succeeding in their examinations and laying down the foundations for their future careers.
The school day commences at 8:50am and finishes at 3:10pm. Between 3:30pm and 5pm there are sports lessons, extracurricular activities and a homework club.