Worth School, Turners Hill:
Worth School is a Benedictine (Catholic) independent co-educational day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 11-18. The school is situated in Turners Hill, West Sussex, in South East England, only 50 km from London and 12 km from Gatwick Airport. At Worth, we see our pupils as 'Lanterns to Light'. Inspiring pupils to think, learn, create, imagine and perform is crucial if each individual is to develop their intellectual potential. Pupils are not merely taught what they need to know but, much more importantly, how to learn.
Lower School: Years 7 & 8:
Worth has a broad and well-balanced academic curriculum designed to avoid early specialisation. It complies with the National Curriculum but offers more flexibility and choice to ensure Year 7 and 8 students can experience and enjoy a wide variety of subjects.
In Years 7 and 8 students have lessons in Art, English, Drama, French, Geography, History, ICT, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science and Technology.
Middle School: Years 9 to 11
The curriculum in Year 9 follows a similar pattern to that of Years 7 and 8, with some changes: Art, English, Drama, French, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Technology.The sciences are studied separately so students have lessons in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Spanish can replace French or be studied as an optional second language. Latin and Music also remain as options.
In Years 10 and 11 students undertake the two-year GCSE course in a variety of subjects, usually 10 or 10½ in number.
The core syllabus includes English, French or Spanish, ICT, Mathematics (IGCSE), Religious Studies and the sciences, which can be studied separately or in the Science & Additional Science course which represents two GCSEs. The available options comprise Art, Drama, Economics and Business Studies, Electronics, Geography, History, Latin, Music and Physical Education. We also offer IGCSE English for a small minority of EAL students.
Sixth Form: Years 12 and 13:
Worth offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to continue with a broad education either through the International Baccalaureate or AS and A Levels (GCE).
If students choose to take the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), the following subjects are available: Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Greek, History, Italian, Latin, Mathematics, Music, Physics, Spanish, Theatre Arts and Visual Arts. Students follow six courses, three at Higher Level (HL) and three at Standard Level (SL). In addition, all students must follow the Theory of Knowledge course and write an Extended Essay of 4,000 words on any topic of interest. There is also a Creativity, Action & Service (CAS) component.
A wide range of subjects is offered at AS and A Level: Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, Electronics, English, Film Studies, French, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics and Further Mathematics, Music, Music Technology, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Spanish and Sport Studies. Students typically take four subjects at AS Level in Year 12 and continue with three subjects in Year 13 to complete the full A Level. Private tuition is also available in Chinese, German, Greek and Italian.
The Extended Project Qualification (OCR H856)
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) was introduced as part of the recent revision of AS and A Level qualifications. It offers Sixth Form students the opportunity to study a topic in depth and produce a final dissertation. It is a free-standing AS qualification and its purpose is to add a further dimension to sixth-form study and to stretch the more ambitious scholar.
Learning Support Department:
The Learning Support Department at Worth aims to equip students with the skills needed to feel comfortable and to study confidently in the school environment. All students follow Worth's mainstream curriculum and our support programmes are implemented in 35-minute slots during the school day in place of curriculum subjects.
The range of students likely to benefit from the support we offer
* have average to above average general ability
* have mild to moderate specific learning difficulties
* are motivated and willing to learn
English as an Additional Language (EAL):
All EAL pupils are screened as part of Worth's admissions programme. All pupils requiring EAL support are required to have English writing and reading skills to Intermediate level as pupils follow Worth’s mainstream curriculum. EAL support sessions take place in 35-minute sessions during the school day in addition to normal teaching lessons. Pupils are reassessed on entry and if EAL teachers recommend support beyond the main school curriculum this is provided at an extra charge.
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|Address: Turners Hill, Paddockhurst Road, West Sussex, England , UK / GB|
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