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A Levels

 

There is a fairly free choice from the following subjects at A level:

ART & Design

Creativity is at the core of the Bryanston philosophy and much value has always been attached to freedom of expression in the arts.

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Biology

The science faculty at Bryanston has enjoyed considerable academic success and over half of our sixth-form pupils choose at least one science as part of their programme of study.

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Chemistry

The science faculty at Bryanston has enjoyed considerable academic success and over half of our sixth-form pupils choose at least one science as part of their programme of study.

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Classical Civilization

Classics, the study of the literature, language and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, has a strong tradition at Bryanston.

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Classical Greek

Classics, the study of the literature, language and culture of ancient Greece and Rome, has a strong tradition at Bryanston.

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Computer Science

Pupils select from a series of pathways, based upon programming architecture and are encouraged, through practical exercises, to build computational engines from first principles.

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Design and Technology

Design & technology allows our pupils to be creative, imaginative and inspired. 

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Drama and Theatre Studies

Drama at Bryanston has an excellent reputation and with 15-20 productions a year pupils have plenty of opportunities to perform, design and direct.

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Economics and business studies

Economics is called a social science and it is becoming an evermore popular subject both at Bryanston and elsewhere.

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English Literature

Bryanston’s thriving English department is located in the main building, in the heart of the main building.

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French

In an increasingly inter-connected world languages are more important than ever.

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Geography

Studying geography allows us to see how and why the world we live in is changing and enhances both our environmental awareness and our sense of place in the world.

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German

In an increasingly inter-connected world languages are more important than ever.

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Government and politics

Now more than ever, the study of Politics is vital. The course allows our pupils to develop their ability to think critically and creatively and to develop a love of the subject.

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History

The aim of the History Department is to ensure that pupils develop an enquiring mind with an ability to discuss different views and opinions, often contrary to their own, before reaching their own conclusions.

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History of art

Pupils gain a sound understanding of the major periods of Western art history from antiquity to modernity, and develop the ability to articulate their ideas through lively class discussion and written analysis.

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Classics, the study of the literature, language and culture of ancient 

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mathematics

The ethos of the Bryanston Mathematics Department is that our subject can, and should be, enjoyable and rewarding for all.

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Further Mathematics

The ethos of the Bryanston Mathematics Department is that our subject can, and should be, enjoyable and rewarding for all.

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Music

Bryanston has an outstanding musical tradition, and music is at the heart of school life in every aspect – socially, academically and spiritually.

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Philosophy

The Philosophy A level is for anyone who likes theoretical ideas and grappling with the great geniuses of the past. A course that demands a good analytic ability, combined with excellent writing and reading skills.

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Physics

The science faculty at Bryanston has enjoyed considerable academic success and over half of our sixth-form pupils choose at least one science as part of their programme of study.

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Physical Education

In academic PE pupils learn the anatomical, physiological and biomechanical concepts that govern performance at elite level. They also learn about historical factors and debate contemporary issues in sport.

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Spanish

In an increasingly inter-connected world languages are more important than ever.

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Co-curricular

Thorold Coade, Bryanston’s longest-serving headmaster, thought that education’s purpose was ‘the widening and deepening of the experience of life’.

This generous and accessible notion of what a school can do is one to which Bryanston still fully subscribes. Participation in a varied spectrum of activity is encouraged and celebrated, adding to our pupils’ intellectual, social and emotional development and to their understanding of their place in the world.

Extra-Curricular Activities

At Bryanston we recognise the importance of offering young people the chance to explore new activities and interests, to enable them to have a balanced education and live life to the full. We offer over 80 different extra-curricular activities (ECAs) to inspire and engage every child outside the classroom.

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Charities & Outreach

We encourage all pupils at Bryanston to be outward-looking and to contribute to the community they find themselves in, whether local or global, to learn to notice others around them and to look outside their own needs.

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Pioneering

Pioneering has long been part of a Bryanston education. It offers pupils opportunities to get involved in a wide range of activities around the school and in the local community.

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Outdoor Education

We highly value the benefits that our outdoor education programme brings to pupils’ development.

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A preparation for Higher Education

In the sixth form at Bryanston, pupils learn to take an even greater ownership of their own learning and development than in the junior years.  One-to-one work review sessions with subject teachers, known as correction periods, and independent learning, or assignment periods, form a crucial part of a Bryanston sixth former’s timetable. Pupils experience a similar variety of teaching formats to those available at university, and are exceptionally well prepared for undergraduate work.

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Our aim is to provide a range of subjects and qualifications, supported by a strong enrichment programme to enable pupils to choose the right path through their final two years at school. 

The International Baccalaureate

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Both routes not only develop the subject-specific knowledge and skills which are a gateway to undergraduate study, but require organisation and creative thinking that transfer successfully to employment. The enrichment programme balances academic work with engagement in topics drawn from many different disciplines. By the end of the sixth form pupils will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to tackle the academic demands of university study with confidence.