“Teaching is consistently good and often outstanding; it is
exceptionally effective in the sixth form.
Many students describe teaching as ‘brilliant’ or ‘motivational’.” Ofsted, 2013.
At Canons High School we offer a traditionally well-balanced
two year KS3 programme that entitles students to study the full range of
courses, including a choice of three languages.
During this foundation stage students develop the literacy, numeracy and
subject-specific knowledge and skills that enable them to enjoy very high levels
of success in their GCSEs, which begin in Year 9.
Canons has a highly personalised, mixed-age curriculum model
at Key Stage 4 which is incredibly popular with students. Each year, following individual guidance
interviews with senior members of staff, students choose two options per year
from a full suite of GCSEs, BTECs and non-examined enrichment courses. These option choices are completed in one
year, with students ‘banking’ their results.
The core subjects of English, Maths, Science, PE and PSHRE are studied
over three years to allow students to develop depth of knowledge as well as
As part of a Sixth Form Collegiate with other schools and
colleges in Harrow, Canons offers a range of academic and vocational post-16
qualifications, including the highly respected Extended Project
Qualification. Students who achieve at least
6 A*-C grades at GCSE are able to choose from a wide variety of courses, and
are helped in doing so with an individual guidance interview.
Whilst we recognise the importance of curriculum choices in
helping our students achieve highly, we know that it is the quality of teaching
that makes the biggest difference in learning, ensuring that all of our
children realise their ambitions. The
quality of teaching has been a strength of the school for a number of years,
with exceptional professionals and extended lessons of up to three hours at
GCSE and A-Level facilitating practical activities in subjects and allowing
Canons’ students to master key concepts and subject knowledge to great depth.
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