Secondary Education at Reddam House Berkshire

Reddam House Senior School | Years 10 & 11

Our Secondary School in Wokingham, Berkshire unlocks the potential of students in Years 10 and 11 with a world-class GCSE curriculum that is both challenging and flexible. At Reddam House our rigorous academic, creative and sporting education is designed to challenge and engage our students, providing a secure foundation for progressing to the Sixth Form and beyond.

Our exceptional Secondary School programme is delivered by experienced and dedicated teachers who get to know each and every student, and are a vital part of their success in their GCSE exams at the end of Year 11. This high standard of teaching and learning is reflected in the consistently outstanding GCSE grades achieved by our Secondary School pupils, which far exceed the UK national average.

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Why Choose Our Senior School in Wokingham, Berkshire?

Our Secondary School in Berkshire, UK provides a world-class Senior School curriculum that is both broad and dynamic. With a focus on exceptional academics, sports and the arts, our secondary education provides a complete foundation for GCSE and A-Level success and our commitment to nurturing academic excellence ensures that students secure exemplary results in GCSE exams every year.

Pupils are supported by our dedicated team of educators and are challenged with initiatives such as our CHEX (Challenge and Extension) Programme and Cycle Tests, exploring their chosen subjects with a depth of understanding that paves the way for outstanding academic and personal achievements. 

Secondary School pupils also have access to the most extensive co-curricular and enrichment activities programme in the county, enabling them to extend their learning and broaden their horizons, fostering well-rounded development within a vibrant school community.

Secondary School Curriculum

Chosen in the spring term of Year 9, a broad range of GCSE subjects are available to our students. With an emphasis on personal enquiry and independent study, Reddam House Secondary School's curriculum appeals to the unique strengths and ambitions of each student. 

Secondary School students generally study 10 subjects, which include Maths, English (Language and Literature), Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as standard, and then choose a further four subjects from a selection of options that include Computer Science, History, Geography, French, Spanish, Drama, Art and Design, Dance, Physical Education, Media Studies, Business Studies, and Music.

The regular Cycle Tests which are part of our programme mean that Secondary School students are regularly revising using past paper questions, online quizzes and flashcards among other things in preparation for the next Cycle Test.

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Qualifications in Our Senior School

In our Secondary School in Wokingham, Berkshire, students sit GCSEs in Year 11, and choose between A levels and BTECs in the 6th form.

The Higher Project Qualification (HPQ) is a research qualification that is roughly equivalent to a GCSE. Students start this qualification in Year 9, finishing it in Year 10. It allows students to discover the joys of independent learning, take responsibility for their own study and develop new life and study skills. It has been designed to stretch and challenge students, by developing important academic skills required at higher education. These skills include referencing; essay writing; creating a bibliography; creating a presentation; and researching and deploying secondary and primary sources.

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Secondary School Teachers

Our teacher selection policy for Secondary School is one of the most important aspects of Reddam House. We understand how crucial good teaching is, especially at Secondary School level, and pride ourselves on hand-picking outstanding members of staff with specialist knowledge, exemplary qualifications and a dedication to helping students reach their full potential. Our Secondary School teachers ensure pupils get the very best guidance and advice throughout their schooling, in order to achieve the best results in their GCSEs.

Co-curricular Activities in Secondary School

Preparing secondary students for life beyond school extends far beyond the classroom, which is why we are so fortunate to have an enthusiastic Outdoor Adventure Department that oversees our vast extra-curricular offering.

Our rich extra and co-curricular programme ensures we provide our pupils with numerous ways to stay active, while also challenging them to develop their skills and experience in a broader range of activities. 

Teamwork is at the heart of many of our activities, helping instil a genuine camaraderie and togetherness in both winning and losing as a team. The experiences students gain here cement friendships, and see them develop the resilience and strength of character they need to succeed both academically and in life outside of school.

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Co-curricular Activities & Clubs in Secondary School

Senior School students are expected to sign up for two after-school activities per week, with CCF on a Thursday being compulsory for Year 10. The aim of our programme is to add value to the student experience by allowing them the space and time to develop socially, academically and physically. Options available are extremely varied and can include the following:

All senior pupils are expected to progress through the various levels of the Duke of Edinburgh award and pupils in Years 9 and 10 participate in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), which trains cadets in skills such as first aid, map reading and survival. Termly field days, together with weekend and summer camps give cadets the opportunity to enhance their skills at local military training bases, alongside professional members of the armed forces.

Our Co-curricular Activities Include:

  • Animation and movie making
  • Art and media
  • Basketball
  • Bread making
  • Chess
  • Cross country running
  • Dance
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Duke Of Edinburgh Scheme
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Gun club
  • Journalism and news
  • Medical Society
  • Mountain biking
  • Music and theatre
  • Scuba Diving 
  • Table tennis
  • Taxidermy
  • Tennis
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Sports at Secondary School

At Reddam House Berkshire, we are passionate about sport and outdoor pursuits. Our excellent facilities, including sports courts, fields and an indoor swimming pool, allows our senior students to take part in a variety of sporting activities, including: football, rugby, hockey, netball, tennis, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, circuits, fitness training and pilates. In addition, work on nutrition, lifestyle and exercise physiology takes place in the A2B (Aspire to Be) Programme.

Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon fixtures offer an opportunity to take part in competitive leagues and matches against local schools. We see the value in the collaborative element of team games and students are encouraged to participate in House sporting events too.

Arts at Secondary School

Senior students at Reddam House explore various expressive and performing arts subjects at GCSE level. Dance, Drama and Theatre Studies, Music, Art and Design offer a creative outlet for students and a rigorous academic curriculum with which to complement the EBacc subjects. The department aims to provide many opportunities for pupils to act, direct, design, devise and produce. The Arts thrive as academic subjects at Reddam House and are taught throughout the school.

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Additional Options at Our Secondary School

Student Support 

The relationship between student and tutor develops during these vital examination years, creating a strong coaching relationship built on mutual respect. Tutors will be the first port of call for guidance and support in all areas of the curriculum and in the wider life of the school. Every student has two one to one meetings with their tutor every half term.

A2B: Aspire to Be Programme (Reddam's PSHE)

Our Aspire to Be (A2B) programme in Secondary School will help senior students develop lifelong skills in developing and maintaining relationships, leadership skills, oratory and presentation competencies and preparation for financial independence.

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