School is a preparation for life not just for work. The academic programme is complemented by a broad spectrum of other activities. At Battle Abbey School you will not just follow a narrow path but be offered a broad education to equip you for life beyond work. Academic standards are high at the Abbey but we expect pupils to develop interests way beyond the classroom.
Specialist teachers are in place from year 4 at the prep school. Close co-operation with parents is valued and there are regular consultation meetings.
Creativity is not confined to the art room. Pupils compose and play music and learn to cooperate in dance and drama. They are encouraged to think creatively, to broaden their visions and extend their minds in all areas. Writing a poem in a quiet moment, working as a group to create sets, make up and costumes for a drama production, solving a mathematical or science problem, composing a speech for a public speaking competition, planning an essay, creating friendships, creating opportunities.
We believe that everyone has the ability to excel. We try very hard to find the area for each individual that leads to excellence and not just, of course, in the classroom. Academic success is something we value highly but we are proud of the achievements of our pupils in all fields.
Years 7, 8 and 9
Students in Year 7, 8 and 9 are usually aged 11 to 14 years old. The curriculum is planned with due regard to the Key Stage 3 (KS3) National Curriculum, although we offer a greater variety of subject than the standard National Curriculum to provide a broader and more balanced education.
In year 7 pupils are taught in mixed ability groups but are set according to ability in Math's & Science.
In year 8 pupils are taught in mixed ability groups but are set according to ability in Math's & Science.
In year 9 the pupils are taught in mixed ability groups but are set according to ability in Math's, English, Science, French & German.
Key Stage pupils sit exams at the end of each academic year and the National Key Stage 3 tests in Maths are taken in year 9.