Mount House School aims to provide a broad, balanced curriculum and develop each child to his or her full potential by valuing individual talents and responding to specific needs.
All pupils study the same subjects: art, classics, drama, English, French, geography, history, computing, Latin, mathematics, music, physical education, religious education, science (biology, chemistry and physics), Spanish and textiles. Mandarin is also available as an option.
Pupils choose their GCSE option subjects in the Spring term ready to start the courses in Year 10. A Key skills programme also takes place in Year 9 including units on ethics and decision making, debating, leadership, global issues and global risks, current affairs and cultural awareness.
Most pupils study 10 GCSE subjects. In Years 10 and 11 there is a core curriculum of English language, English literature, mathematics, French, religious studies and science (biology, chemistry and physics as either separate subjects or as the dual award).
Pupils are set according to ability in the core subjects and also choose from the following options: art, business studies, classical civilisation, drama, geography, history, computing, Latin, music, physical education, Spanish and textiles.
Students choose four subjects. These include art, biology, business studies, chemistry, classics, drama, English literature, English language, French, geography, history, computing, mathematics, further mathematics, music, photography, physical education, physics, politics, psychology, sociology, Spanish, textiles, and religious studies. Most students also complete an extended project as part of their Sixth Form portfolio.
Students study three or four subjects to A level. Students also complete further education applications with the guidance of their personal tutors, the Careers & Universities Coordinator and the Head of Sixth Form. As well as the academic curriculum pupils take Religious Education and Physical Education. They can also choose activities from our excellent enrichment programme, which includes the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.