Independent school Wales
Pupils from our Prep School proceed into the Senior School in Year 7, where they are joined by pupils from other schools, both state and independent. All boys and girls receive a broad education in their first three years in the Senior School. The curriculum includes English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish, Geography, History, Art & Design, Computer Science, Drama, Physical Education, Careers and PSE.
St Clare’s delivers the English curriculum at GCSE with the coveted Grade 9 (equivalent to an A**) to denote exceptional achievement. In the Spring Term, Year 9 pupils at St Clare’s are carefully advised at this crucial stage with regard to their GCSE options. Final subject combinations are decided after consultation between pupils and their teachers, parents, careers staff and form tutors. There is a wide choice on offer at GCSE.
All pupils must study English, mathematics and at least one science. In addition, a humanities subject and a modern foreign language are also strongly recommended to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
A Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
Pupils have 6 further subject choices from the following:
- A second/third science (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)
- Art & Design
- Computer Science
- Graphic Communication
- Physical Education
Additionally, Study Support skills will be available to those who might benefit.
There is also a compulsory non-examined course in PE/Games and a lesson of PSE or Careers each week.
We are very proud of our new Enrichment Programme and offer a range of extra-curricular activities and clubs, both during lunchtimes and after school, and pupils are encouraged to join and take part in at least two activities each week.