Lichfield Cathedral School

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In Years 7 to 11 we average around 60 pupils per year divided in three Form groups. In addition to traditional core subjects like English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography and Religious Studies, we also teach subjects such as Art, Music, Music Tech, Drama, Computing, Travel & Tourism, Spanish and German. This gives our pupils a wealth of experience to inform their future subject choices.

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We have high academic expectations and we encourage pupils to be ambitious in their academic aims. This ambition extends beyond the accumulation of strong GCSE, BTEC and A Level grades. Underpinning our curriculum is the philosophy that happy pupils relish new challenges and are always excited to learn new things. We believe in reward and encouragement, and we ensure pupils are aware of the progress they are making. Our aim is to encourage pupils to be diligent, capable, self-motivated and collaborative learners who are able to read broadly, research accurately and communicate clearly.

Our broad and balanced academic curriculum reflects these aims with its emphasis on the development of independent, creative thinking based on practical knowledge and conceptual understanding. We provide a secure yet challenging environment, which encourages participation, curiosity and enquiry.

Regular and timely communication between home and school allows achievements to be celebrated and strategies for learning developed. We know that this close partnership between school, parents and students is vital to success.

Progressively throughout the years, as students develop and mature, they assume a greater responsibility for their own learning and take the initiative in pushing back the boundaries of their achievements and ambitions. As a result, they are very well equipped to meet the challenges when they graduate to the Sixth Form.