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Life After Form 3

Life in the Junior School is very much a transitional period under the watchful guidance and tutelage of its head. Life in Forms IV and V becomes a little tougher academically because of the immediacy of public exams, in the form of the UK’s first set of common benchmark tests- GCSE’s. Every student sits a number of core subjects including Maths, English and Science and selects from a broad range of subjects to suit their talents; be it music, law or art.


The demands of the curriculum increase into Form V with the volume of work expected and indeed with the quality now wanted from exam boards and teachers. All Buckswood students should be aiming for the highest grades as possible. At Buckswood, we have developed a system of personalised learning support which enables scholars to reach their potential. These include elements such as Access Time when scholars can get extra help from subject tutors, BEST – the Buckswood Education Support Team and the VLE where scholars can access classroom learning aides and extra subject reading.


Under the guidance of the Head of Juniors, Form III tutors keep a watchful eye on the progress of the juniors, providing support and guidance to ensure each and every student is ready to take the next step in their educational life- The GCSE’s.