Our Bespoke Education
The Peponi curriculum goals aim to support all pupils to realise their full potential, academically, athletically, pastorally and socially. It is expected that this will be achieved through the provision of a number of academic options that provide excellent instruction, assessment, tracking and evaluating of all pupils. We pride ourselves in offering ‘bespoke education’ with small class sizes, which allow us to give each pupil individualised attention. Teachers are able to develop an understanding of how the pupil learns and in turn, our learning support department is able to provide greater support with special education needs, as well as explore further opportunities to stretch the gifted and talented.
The academic life of Peponi is guided by two key principles: to educate pupils to know as broadly, and to think as independently and incisively as possible. By such means we push to achieve the best possible examination results for each pupil. On this journey, teachers allow pupils to develop at their own pace and in their own learning style with the use of differentiated learning.
The range of subjects on offer from Form I, II and Shell (Year 7 to 9) to Upper VI (Year 13) are tailored to the interests of the pupils and are delivered in an entertaining and dynamic way to bring the best out of the pupils. A creative education offers many benefits to pupils. The overview below gives an idea of what is covered in different year groups:
Form I, II and Shell (Year 7 to 9)
At this level, pupils are exposed to all the subjects, which are offered in the school at IGCSE level. Maths, English, Science, Humanities (Geography, History and RS), Languages (French, Kiswahili and Spanish), PSHE, Drama, Music and Art are compulsory. Games afternoon sessions are timetabled twice a week.
Lower and Upper Fifth Form (Year 10 and 11)
At the end of Year 9, pupils are given an opportunity to select the IGCSE option subjects that they would like to take to the end of Year 11. Essentially, the IGCSE course is a two-year programme and the focus for the exams mostly begins in Year 10. Most pupils narrow down their choices and remain with ten subjects. However, pupils with Learning Support needs have a concession that allows them to reduce the number of IGCSE’s they take. This is usually left at the discretion and assessment of the school. There are compulsory subjects such as Mathematics, all three Sciences, English Language and English Literature. All other subjects are offered as options. Games afternoon sessions are also timetabled twice a week.
Lower and Upper Sixth Form (Year 12 and 13)
At A Level, there is more scope for choice. This two-year course begins at Advanced Subsidiary (AS Level) and ends at the Advanced Level (A Level). Pupils begin the course with a choice of four subjects. They then sit AS Level exams at the end of the first year. After the release of these results, pupils are required to drop one subject and continue with three A Level subjects. These are the final grades which are considered for further education. At this level, the curriculum is enriched by careers and guidance lectures, Community Service, University Fairs etc. As with the other year groups, Games afternoon sessions are also timetabled twice a week.