Outstanding Teaching and Learning

At Penrice we offer an academically challenging curriculum that demands the very best from our students. All students will leave Penrice with a broad and balanced range of qualifications that meet the Progress 8 measure.  The high standards that students achieve are the result of outstanding teaching, personal guidance from a team of caring and experienced staff and a close partnership between the school, local primary schools and parents.

Our curriculum offers flexibility to tailor option choices to personal strengths and career plans. We have a wide range of option subjects from Dance to Product Design and Photography to Computer Science.  We provide the opportunity for students to study GCSE PE, Triple Science and a second GCSE Language.

Lessons are 75 minutes long, allowing scope for interactive learning and time for one to one coaching.  Teachers plan fun and engaging lessons that allow students to learn deeply and understand widely.

We provide numerous learning opportunities that happen outside the classroom from creating Art installations, to learning on the Pirate FM Media bus, running in the school elections or entering the BBC School Report.

Curriculum Statements