Curriculum

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“The curriculum is carefully mapped to ensure that it is broad and balanced. It offers a wide range of subjects suitable for the age and ability of pupils, and fulfils the school’s aims.”
ISI Inspection Report 2016

We achieve excellent exam results by having high expectations; students are expected to work hard and teachers are expected to teach in a way that will motivate them.

The separate specialist facilities for Physics, Chemistry and Biology ensure that each subject is clearly defined from an early stage. Latin is studied in Years 5 and 6 and continued as an option from Year 7 (students can also choose between Spanish and German as an additional language). In Year 7, Maths and French are set according to previous experience and future potential.

During Year 9 there is a carefully structured programme of meetings for parents, and individual tutorials for pupils, which are designed to introduce the GCSE curriculum and assist with option choices. Generally everyone will take 7 core GCSEs – Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, dual Science, Religious Studies and a Modern Foreign Language - plus three optional subjects.

In the Sixth Form students are expected to take A Levels in four subjects in the first year. Students can also undertake the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) which helps to improve independent research and presentation skills. Everyone takes a course which covers topics such as careers and personal, social and health education.

Lichfield Cathedral School by Numbers

17 A2 Level subjects
61 Age of the school tractor
1974 Year girls were first admitted to the school
2012 Year the Girl choristers installed in Choral Foundation