The Senior School at Wisbech Grammar School provides pupils with a wealth of opportunities, both academically and in a range of co-curricular activities.
As an independent school, we can go beyond the narrow conﬁnes of the curriculum and do not put a ceiling on learning by rigidly adhering to set speciﬁcations. Education is about ﬁnding an individual’s level – because every pupil is unique. At Wisbech Grammar School we go beyond ‘teaching to the exam’ – rather we deepen a pupil’s understanding of a subject and enhance their learning by providing a positive and inspiring learning environment in which each child can thrive.
In the Lower school pupils receive a broad education: English, Mathematics, History, Geography, French, German, Science, Music, Religious Studies, Art, Technology, Physical Education and Games. The General Science course followed in the first two years gives way to separate teaching of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from the 3rd Form.
In the Upper School we offer 17 subjects at GCSE. Above core subjects such as English, Mathematics, a Modern Language, a Humanity and at least one Science, three other subjects are then chosen from: Art, Music, Drama, Design Technology, Food and Nutrition, Textiles, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, French, German, Spanish, PE, Religious Studies, History and Geography.
There are seven periods per day, Monday to Friday. Each period is 50 minutes in length; some of these are arranged in double periods, particularly in the GCSE and A-level years.
On Monday to Thursday, Period 5 is given over to co-curricular activities. On Friday Period 5, all pupils have a PSHCE lesson.
More detailed information about the subjects available in the Senior School can be found on the following pages.
Alongside the extensive co-curricular programme, the academic opportunities in the Senior School at Wisbech Grammar School provide pupils with every opportunity to be successful and to become independent, well-rounded and well-qualified members of society. We look forward to working with them and supporting them on this important stage of their educational journey.
M L Forrest
Deputy Head Academic