I get to school at about 8:30. I remember worrying at the end of Year 9 whether I’d have any of my friends in my classes but that’s never been a problem at City, whatever class I have first thing in the morning I know that I will have someone to sit with. At City we have a wide range of subject options. English is always inspirational and I really enjoy R.P.E. and learn a lot about the world during these lessons.
In Year 10 we start our GCSE course which you choose in Year 9. You have to focus more on the subjects you have chosen and we have the option to take certain subjects at the end of Year 10 such as Spanish. I have chosen to take Drama which includes learning about the best way to write essays and put the theory into practice which is challenging but fun.
In Year 10 we have the option to take part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. I’d really recommend this scheme because despite the preparation and learning you do the expedition makes it all worthwhile. Having recently returned from my expedition I can testify that despite the physical aspects of the walk and carrying your backpack, walking through spectacular countryside is something I will never forget.
In the Senior School you are given more independence and choosing subjects which you find most interesting is key to having a positive and rewarding experience during lessons and school life. The lessons are challenging but the teaching methods used ensure that no two lessons are the same.