Welcome to the Gosden House Secondary Department
Secondary School Information
Gosden House School takes boys and girls from years 7 -11. It consists of two key stages: Years 7, 8 and 9 which make up KS3 and Years 10 and 11 make up KS4. Pupils starting in Year 7 come from our own primary school and from a range of primary schools across Surrey and occasionally from out of county.
Our curriculum aims to develop ESSENTIAL “Life Tools” that we believe are key to preparing our future Gosden Graduates for life Post 16. These “Life Tools” continuously drive forward and mould our curriculum.
In KS3 students are able to access a modified national curriculum which is exciting, practical and creative. Small teaching groups, with a teacher and learning support assistants, enable students to reach their individual potential. Much of the curriculum is delivered through our wonderful outdoor learning spaces including our Forest School, working allotment and garden shop.
In KS4 the main focus is on a vocationally oriented and individually tailored curriculum which prepares our students for life after Gosden, at their local FE college or a Specialist Post 16 provision. All our learners are working at a variety of levels, so our KS4 curriculum provides a menu of courses at different levels that take into consideration our student’s areas of strength, interest, areas for development and post 16 pathways.
The Department also offers students a range of additional learning opportunities through our Day programme of enrichment activities, which include:
- Riding for the Disabled
- Jewellery making
- First Aid
Please feel free to contact Emily Mainwaring, Deputy Head, Teaching and Learning firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our exciting and purposeful curriculum.
Building Learning Power in Secondary
In the Secondary Department we continue on the mission of building ‘Learning Power’ in our Learners. Our aim is for them to become confident, resilient and lifelong learners so they can face challenges both now and when they leave Gosden House. One of our key 'Life Tools' is our 'Learning Muscles'
Through our pupil led curriculum we support pupils strengthen their four Learning Muscles and help them to understand, how just as people go to a gym to develop their physical fitness, they can develop their learning fitness, so just as our bodies can become fitter, so too can our minds.