A full curricular programme of subjects is offered to our boys at each stage of the Senior School. Small class sizes are commonplace and allow for close individual attention to be given to each boy. It is well understood that boys learn in a particular way and we aim to provide a specialist classroom education for boys, where practical activities and a hands-on approach are encouraged. Academic rigour is complemented with a sense of adventure, discovery and fun to maximise the outcomes and the experience of our boys.
Our dedicated teaching staff offer the boys a broad range of subjects. From Year 7, the boys study the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, whilst also completing courses in French, Spanish, Geography, History, Art and Design, ICT, Design Technology, Music and Religious Studies. Subject choices are refined in Year 10 as GCSE courses commence, with the addition of Business Studies and curricular PE, to the portfolio of subjects on offer. In the sixth form, there is a comprehensive programme of over 20 subjects to choose from at A level. Typically, our boys pursue four subjects at AS Level in Year 12 and look to continue with three of these to full A Level in Year 13.
A physical education programme allows the boys the chance to develop their fitness and athletic ability. In addition, a full calendar of sporting fixtures runs alongside the curricular provision providing ample opportunity for boys to hone their team skills and competitive spirit. Senior boys are given the chance to support the academic progress of younger boys through the in-class peer support scheme, and academic clubs and societies provide numerous opportunities for boys to explore ideas and engage in collective learning experiences.
At Newcastle School for Boys, the importance of educational attainment and a high quality learning journey are paramount.