The curriculum in Key Stage 3 broadly follows the National Curriculum, while retaining flexibility where appropriate. The school aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum and strives to develop each individual to their full potential – valuing talents and responding to specific needs.
Mount House expects pupils to be the very best they can be and inspires them to make their best even better. Mount House has a profound responsibility to treat each pupil as an individual in meeting all his or her academic, pastoral and social needs, and co-curricular interests as she or he progresses to university and adulthood. Our overarching aim is that Mount House is a happy and successful School, with an excellent record of GCSE and A level results. The school is equally concerned to foster the wide range of skills that help young pupils grow into capable adults with a sense of self-worth. Mount House supports pupils to strive for academic excellence within a clear framework of personalised pastoral care and well-being that brings success without stress.
In Year 7 and 8, all pupils are offered the same subjects: Art, Classics, Computer Technology, Drama, English, Food and Nutrition, French, Geography, History, Mandarin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Spanish and Textiles. Additionally in Year 9 pupils will follow a Key Skills programme including units on ethics and decision making, debating, leadership, global issues and global risks, current affairs and cultural awareness. They will start their GCSE courses in the core subjects, English, Maths, Science and Languages. Also in the Spring Term of Year 9, pupils will be asked to make their GCSE choices.