Years 7-9

In Years 7-9 lessons are taught by enthusiastic, highly qualified subject specialists in well-equipped classrooms. We know every child and nurture a love of learning through a broad based curriculum, and classroom activities which are often complemented by day and residential trips.

All academic subjects are taught through our broad, dynamic and innovative curriculum. The curriculum during these important years ensures that all our students are given a firm foundation in a wide range of subjects. We aim to instil a love of learning with a Challenge+ Mindset to maximise personal development and potential. Students are actively taught meta-cognition and self regulation skills to encourage independence and resilience.

The School offers a varied and wide range of co-curricular activities, including sport, music and drama. Music has a highly valued place at Sion and students have the opportunity to learn wind, string, brass or percussion instruments, playing in group ensembles together with School orchestras.

By Key Stage 3 students are laying firm foundations for their GCSE subjects. They study the core options of English, Maths and the three Sciences. All students are taught two languages in Year 7, French and Spanish. They also study Physical Education, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Information Technology, Food and Nutrition, Art, Drama, Music and Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHEE). In Year 9, students will make their GCSE options to carry forward with guidance from teaching staff.