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Curriculum - Intent

The curriculum at Bexley Grammar School is designed to inspire and challenge our students at every level in the school. It is ambitious, preserving breadth while encouraging depth of exploration. It is balanced, relevant and differentiated to match the needs, abilities and aspirations of our students. It promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of each student and prepares students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

Our curriculum helps students to prepare for higher education and beyond with a global perspective rooted in our school ethos: intellect, empathy and courage

  • Intellect: We teach knowledge and skills and draw out the talents of our students.

  • Empathy: We develop students who are inquisitive, open-minded, balanced, reflective and thoughtful.

  • Courage: We nurture personal qualities such as determination, integrity and confidence.

These three words embody the IB learner profile through which we aim to develop students who are: 

  • Inquirers
  • Knowledgeable
  • Thinkers
  • Communicators
  • Principled
  • Open-minded
  • Caring
  • Risk-takers
  • Balanced
  • Reflective 

This development begins in year 7 with a full curriculum including art, computing, drama, latin, music, physical education and technology. The breadth, depth and challenge is maintained at GCSE where all students take, in addition to mathematics and English, the three separate sciences, two languages, a humanities subject and two options subjects. It then culminates in the sixth form with the world class International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in which all students follow a personalised programme which includes mathematics, English, a language, a science, two additional subjects and a core of knowledge, skills, creativity, action and service.