Bede's is a school which recognises that no two students are the same, and that a method of learning which ignites the passions of one may leave another cold.
For this reason, we could not be less interested in trying to fit square pegs into round holes; instead, we bend the curriculum to suit children rather than the other way around.
There are, of course, some subjects which all pupils must undertake and tasks which every young person must embark upon. At GCSE level, every Bede's pupil studies English, Maths and Science as to not do so would see us failing in our duty to educate.
Indeed, we also believe it unconscionable that any young person would not study a Modern Foreign Language of some flavour or variety.
Elsewhere however, Bede's offers unrivalled opportunities to engage in a curriculum with astounding breadth and depth, with over 30 GCSE and BTEC courses available to pupils up to the age of 16 and over double that number available in the Sixth Form.
Then, within the classroom, Bede's teachers are nothing if not nimble, able to adapt their practise to conjure the very best results from their inexorably unique, discretely gifted pupils.
Between the Curriculum Enhancement Programme for those most traditionally academic to the innovative and exciting new teaching methods resulting from our partnership with King's College London, our teachers pride themselves of their capacity to get the very best outcomes for every learner.
As such, it is our belief that Bede's provides unparalleled opportunities for outstanding, exciting, personalised learning.
“ Children are not made in a factory, and thus they are not all the same. Where one will revel in the study of mathematics another will be happiest with a paintbrush in hand. It is a recognition of this endless variety that underpins all we do. ”
John Tuson, Academic Deputy Head and Deis House TutorRead Mr Tuson's Blog
I’m Bede’s born and bred, and I have genuinely never met anyone who has joined and said they preferred their old school.Tommy Trenaman, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2016
I have been at Bede’s for 10 years, and the training I have received means I can choose the future I want.Alina Wiltshire, Lower Sixth Interviewed in 2016
Let's be honest, at most schools being a Physics and Maths nerd isn't cool. Luckily, at Bede's it genuinely is.James Baldwin, Upper Fifth Interviewed in 2012