Senior School (Years 7&8)
The final two years at Davenies see the boys develop their intellectual maturity and take greater responsibility for their learning. The curriculum provides excellent preparation for the GCSE years that the boys will encounter when they move on to their next schools. Underpinned by the Independent Schools Examination Board syllabus, the programme of study is broad and challenging. The boys’ ongoing education is fostered by expert specialist teachers.
The academic curriculum encompasses English, Mathematics, Science, Modern French, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Latin, Computing, Design Technology, Art, Music, Sport and PSHE.
In addition the boys take part in the Davenies Award Scheme (DAS), which enriches their learning with endeavour projects, entrepreneurship, life skills, debating, charitable enterprise and a broad range of cultural, creative and active experiences.
Our aim is to provide an exciting learning environment that equips the boys to not only transfer successfully to the country’s leading Senior Schools, but also empowers them to thrive when they get there. The boys will be prepared for the variety of entrance tests required as appropriate to their chosen future school, from individual school entrance tests, to the Common Entrance exams and Scholarships.
Throughout this process we remain committed to providing an extensive educational experience for the boys, fostering in them a more mature, ambitious and independent approach to study and sustaining their commitment right across the curriculum.
There are many more opportunities in Years 7 & 8 for increased personal development and this is supported by our tutoring system that ensures that each boy benefits from the day to day pastoral care and mentoring provided by their tutor.
"Year 7&8 is structured well with streaming and small class sizes, so academically it is challenging and the school has good contacts with senior schools. Year 8’s have leadership roles which helps them grow, amongst other things, they take on a lot of responsibility for the younger boys - this really helped my son mature and got him ready for his next school."Davenies Parent