At Silverline, the Senior School students are taught a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum in small class sizes where the individual’s potential is accessed through highly trained staff. The close personal attention, specialist teaching practice, advanced education resources and facilities on offer at Silverline, mean students have everything necessary to be able to achieve academic success during their school career and realise their full potential.
A diverse subject range is offered at examination level, with guidance and counselling to ensure students are given every opportunity to follow a specially tailored programme of study, suitable to their aspirations.
We are very proud of the academic achievements attained by our Senior school students, but we are equally proud that they are well adjusted, confident and mature young adults ready to embark on their future and well equipped to embrace all life has to offer.
The school day for all Senior School students looks like this:
|7.50 – 8.00||Registration|
|8.00 – 8.45||Period 1|
|8.45 – 9.30||Period 2|
|9.30 – 10.15||Period 3|
|10.15 – 10.30||Break|
|10.30 – 11.15||Period 4|
|11.15 – 12.00||Period 5|
|12.00 – 12.35||Lunch|
|12.35 – 12.45||Registration|
|12.40 – 13.25||Period 7|
|13.25 – 14.10||Period 8|
|14.15 – 16.15||After School Activities|
The Senior School is split into three main areas called Key Stages.
Key Stage 3 describes the students in their first three years of the Senior School, Years 7, 8 and 9. Generally the students are between 11 and 14 years old.
Key Stage 4 describes the students in Years 10 and 11, who are taking their GCSE and IGCSE examinations.
Key Stage 5 describes the students in Years 12 and 13 who are studying for their A level examinations.
Key Stage 3
For new students entering the Senior School in Year 7, we have a well-planned and successful two week programme of lessons and events, which includes a residential, team-building trip involving the previous Year 7 students. These transition weeks are extremely popular with all the students, allowing them to make new friends, meet their new teachers and become more familiar with their new surroundings.
All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study the same subjects: Mathematics, English, Science (in Year 9 this becomes the separate subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics), ICT, Geography, History, Music, Art, PE, Drama, French, Greek and PSHE.
In Year 9 they choose the subjects which they wish to study at IGCSE or GCSE level. This can be very challenging for some students, but our teachers and support staff are here to listen, advise and discuss any difficulties with the students and their parents, as well as explain the procedures involved.
Key Stage 4
Students in Year 10 and 11 are studying for their GCSE and IGCSE examinations. The must also decide where and what they wish to do after they have completed these studies. There are many different means to access their intended goals, and the school provides help and support at every step of the way. One of the paths students choose to take is to continue into Year 12 and complete A levels in 3 or 4 chosen subjects. Again a range of staff are there to advise and guide their students as to which subjects would be best for their chosen career path. Extra subjects are available to study in Key Stage 4, such as Business Studies, Psychology and Computer Science. We are hoping to add even more subjects such as Economics and Hebrew in the future.
Key Stage 5
Students in Years 12 and 13 do not have to wear the school uniform but they are expected to follow a dress code which shows respect for their position within the school. Many are prefects who take on extra duties to support staff and students, setting an excellent example to the rest of the school.