The Upper School curriculum begins at the end of Year 8. All boys take a core curriculum of seven subjects together with five options. All boys study English Language; English Literature; Mathematics, Core & Additional Science; Religious Studies and ICT. They can opt for a further five GCSE subjects from Art; Design and Technology; Music; Sports Science; French; History and Geography. In addition the academically able will join an ‘Express Programme’ which replaces Core & Additional Science with the three sciences taken as separate GCSE subjects and adds GCSE Statistics; Economics and A level Ethics & Philosophy. This broad academic base prepares boys to select from a wide range of A level subjects.