The curriculum in Key Stage 4 broadly follows the National Curriculum, while retaining flexibility where appropriate. In the light of the Mission Statement, 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.
At Key Stage 4, Year 10 and 11, most pupils will study 10 GCSE subjects. There is a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, French or Spanish, 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, Classical Civilisation, Drama, Geography, History, ICT, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, and Textiles.