Woodcote offers a first-class, well-rounded, progressive education in preparation for Common Entrance or Entrance Scholarship to your first choice senior school.
Our whole school Curriculum Policy offers a wide choice of experiences, skills and subjects through Key Stages 2 & 3, to Common Entrance and Scholarship level and aims to realise the highest academic expectations for all pupils within a framework of proven learning, techniques and innovative and exciting teaching methods. Children develop at different rates, both academically and emotionally, and our small classes (average class size of 10 pupils) enable us to stretch the most academically able and to support those who need extra care and attention.
The timetable includes English, Mathematics, Science, Spanish, Geography, History, TPR, ICT, Art, Design Technology, Music, Physical Education, PSHE and our new Enrichment Programme, which is explained below. Latin is introduced in Year 7, and a Scholarship class operates in parallel with the last two years of Common Entrance preparation. As the importance of Pre-tests in Year 6 has increased greatly in recent years, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning form a large part of our timetabled curriculum.
Woodcote is proud of its academic record, which includes an impressive array of Scholarship Awards to leading senior schools, maximising a pupils’ academic potential and also building each child’s self-confidence.
As of September 2021, Woodcote has introduced a comprehensive co-curricular enrichment programme which will be part of every Year 7 and Year 8 boy’s timetable. We believe in preparing our students for the future by providing a range of opportunities to gain new experiences, develop life skills and pursue interests. We provide opportunities with and beyond departments to engage, inspire and challenge our students. Each year we have a rich programme of events which our students take part in including debating competitions, public speaking events, charity fundraising events and local community involvement. Enrichment lessons are engaging, motivational and eagerly pursued.
Timetabled enrichment lessons for this academic year include:
Learning To Live
Social and Cultural Studies