Curriculum

Holmwood House School is now extending its provision up to the age of 16 (Year 11).  This is a natural progression for the school who, for the last 100 years, has been successfully educating pupils up to the age of 13 (Year 8) and this now gives pupils the opportunity to stay on until Year 11 and study for their GCSEs. Many of our staff are secondary trained and further high quality staff will be recruited as our facilities are developed for the specialist subjects.

Year 9 – From 2023

Core Subjects

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics
  • A modern foreign language (French or Spanish)
  • PE
  • PSHE
  • Philosophy, Religion and Ethics
  • IT
  • Performing Arts

Options – three from this list

  • A second modern foreign language
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • DT

Year 10-11 from 2024

Core Subjects – 5 or 6 GCSEs

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Science (Triple Science initially – moving to Double for some – Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • PSHE

Options – three from this list – 3 GCSEs

  • French
  • Spanish
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • DT
  • PE
  • Drama

Enrichment

The school will be enhancing and adding to its extra-curricular activities specifically for this age group, while extending the super-curricular activities which enable pupils to take subjects beyond the scope of the taught curriculum.


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Holmwood House Nursery

151 Coach Road, Great Horkesley,
Colchester,
Essex CO6 4DX
T: (01206) 273 827
E: nurserymanager@holmwood.house

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Holmwood House School

Chitts Hill, Lexden,
Colchester,
Essex CO3 9ST
T: (01206) 574305
E: office@holmwood.house

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