A vibrant learning community
Year 9 is the first year of our Senior School and one of our main entry points. 60 students transition from Fryer, our Lower School, with 20 new students joining from secondary schools and prep schools.
Year 9 Boarding
We provide Chromebook laptops as part of our fee. This gives students access to our Google Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), where they’ll be able to use our online learning resources, collaborate with each other, and complete assignments.
Our forward looking approach to learning technology helped us adapt very quickly during the lockdowns, and to support students who have had to isolate. During our evaluation of distance learning during lockdown in May 2020, 95% of families agreed or strongly agreed that the lesson provision in Google Classroom had been of excellent quality
The Duke of Edinburgh Award
All our Year 9s are strongly encouraged to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Students are expected to take part in at least three co-curricular activities each week, broadening their horizons with new experiences, meeting new friends and learning about themselves.
Year 9 students study a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare them for GCSEs. Use this subject finder to explore which (i)GCSEs we offer at Leighton Park and see details of each subject’s syllabus.
The promise of choice lies at the heart of Leighton Park’s curriculum with students exploring subjects in breadth and depth. Students are supported to explore new areas and build on their subject knowledge, enabling them to make an informed choice when it comes to selecting subjects at GCSE level. Watch our subject videos to hear what our students think.
Use the icon in the top right of the video to select different subjects.