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Boys are encouraged to develop clarity of thought and accuracy of expression in written work with both factual and imaginative content in a range of genres. Oral skills are stimulated through debate, discussion, individual short talks culminating in a public speaking competition, and the reading, recital and appreciation of poetry. Wide- ranging reading skills are fostered and boys have regular written and oral comprehension exercises. The effective use of dictionaries and reference materials, both text and IT based, is emphasised.
All aspects of work may be supported by ICT, including the use of word-processing, desktop publishing, presentation, audio and video-editing software. Communication skills are further enhanced through drama, our aim being to produce young men who are literate, confident and articulate.
Decimals, fractions, percentages, averages and ratios are studied and practised in detail. More searching questions on area and volume of shapes. Plans, scale drawings, maps and bearings. Problems involving time, speed and 24 hour clock. Handling data to include graphs and timetables. Simple algebra and geometry. Problem solving to a higher level than in previous years is undertaken and related to everyday experiences.
The course aims to cultivate an enquiring mind in pupils and to develop an increasingly rigorous, scientific approach to problems. Working individually, as well as collaboratively in pairs and in small groups, pupils are taught to plan, record, construct, test and evaluate as a means of problem solving. Topics covered include: light, the eye, refraction; change, adaptation and evolution; life cycles; micro-organisms; photosynthesis.
E-safety: online gaming and social media. Understanding computer networks. What’s inside a computer? Cryptography. Text-based programming: Python. Video creation and editing.
The Victorian history of Warwickshire; life in Britain during World War Two and its impact on the local area; the history of Warwick School.
A European regional study. Are we damaging our world? How will our world look in the future?
Religious Education
Beliefs, practices and moral values in Islam; Christmas and Easter.
Art, Design and Technology, French, Games, Music, Performing Arts, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education and Physical Education complete the curriculum.

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