The Academic Quadrant enables intellectual potential to be realised whilst inculcating a love of learning through imaginative, fun and motivating teaching.
The school’s curriculum has at its core the implementation of current research and is aimed at motivating boys to achieve.
All boys are supported through a broad and balanced curriculum as they move up the school with a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy in the Early Years. This, combined with an innovative and creative focus to inspire young and inquisitive minds means that academic progress is rapid.
We have a strong focus on our digital strategy, incorporating the use of technology within lessons by using iPads to support learning. In Computing lessons boys learn to code and understand robotic systems.
Nationally reading amongst boys is declining however at Bickley Park, boys, from the age of five, join the Accelerated Reader scheme in which they read a book at the end of which they complete a ‘quiz’. They love doing this. Needless to say, there are numerous multi-millionaire readers in the school; reading ages sky-rocket and pupil attainment is positively impacted by a core skill that influences progress across the curriculum.
Specialist teaching as boys move through the Prep School ensures that academic subjects such as Engineering, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, the Humanities, Technology, as well as Maths, English and Reasoning are all taught at a high level so that boys’ varied interests are fired and they acquire knowledge and skills for life.
Of course, exams are passed along the way: boys work towards gold standard exams at 13+ which push GCSE standard, whilst boys participate successfully in regional and national competitions. Equally, we believe that learning should be presented in a way that broadens horizons and engages boys’ interest, instilling a passion to discover.
Our boys go on to some of the UK’s leading senior schools, often with scholarships. Our boys are well-prepared for any Senior school entrance exams that they may face.