Pinner High School is a learning based community with high aspirations for all. We provide a first rate personal, inclusive education, through a tried and tested academic curriculum supported by individual pastoral care. Students have the opportunity to excel in and out of the classroom, on the sports field, on the stage, in the community, enjoying a wealth of enrichment opportunities. We equip our students with an understanding of themselves, an appreciation of the world around them and a desire to innovate and solve problems as active contributors to society.
The curriculum that enables us to do this is broad and balanced, enabling students to enjoy a traditional range of subjects in Years 7 and 8 as they make their GCSE choices. Students will study a more specialised range of subjects in Years 9, 10 and 11 as they complete their GCSE studies. Students then specialise still further as they continue their studies into the Sixth Form. Throughout their time at Pinner High School they will benefit from individual support and guidance with their curricular and further educational choices.
Years 7 and 8 (Key Stage 3)
All students will study English, Maths, Science, and Spanish and Mandarin. Students will also all study History and Geography, PRE (Philosophy, Religion and Ethics). Drama, Art, Music, Design Technology, Computing and PE complete the curriculum in Key Stage 3. This is a similar curriculum students follow in the other secondary schools in Harrow, with the enhancement of the language provision.
In Year 8 students will decide which subjects they would like to continue with to GCSE at the end of Year 11. This process involves a great deal of collaboration between students, school and families.
Years 9, 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4)
All students will study English, English Literature, Maths, Science, PE and PRE. Students then select 4 further subjects from groups that include: languages, humanities, creative arts and further sciences. These choices ensure students can successfully complete the English Baccalaureate. The 2018 GCSE booklet is below.
Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form, Key Stage 5)
Students will be able to study a range of A Level subjects, that will enable them to apply for universities and employment. We will be a member of the Harrow Sixth Form Collegiate. The first Head of Sixth Form will take up their post when our Trailblazing Students reach Year 11, a full year before the Sixth Form opens, to ensure they are fully prepared for the next phase of their education.