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Academic Ethos 

Immanuel College offers a broad and flexible curriculum designed to foster intellectual, creative, physical, and personal achievement.

We provide a well-rounded education that aligns with fundamental British value; in a positive, inclusive atmosphere where pupils feel safe, enjoy learning, and are challenged appropriately to succeed. Teaching is tailored to meet pupils' needs, encouraging them to think independently and take responsibility for their learning.


Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 3:

In their first years at Immanuel College, pupils are taught primarily in mixed ability groups, which comprise of no more than 20 pupils, ensuring classes are small enough for teachers to assess pupils’ strengths but also provide personalised attention as needed.

Pupils remain in their forms and teaching groups for their first 3 years at Immanuel College, enabling them to form friendships which last throughout their school career and beyond.

Pupils experience a broad curriculum, including English, Science, Mathematics, Jewish Studies, Modern Hebrew, Art, Computing, Drama, MFL (French/Spanish), Geography, History, Music, and Photography.

Jewish Studies and MFL are set at appropriate levels for each pupil.

This curriculum provides pupils with a good foundation for future study, with a broad and balanced timetable giving them a secure base on which to build future subject choices.

Pupils in Years 7-9 also have one afternoon a week devoted to Sports, and an additional period each week for Physical Education.

In the Pesach term of Year 9, pupils are asked to choose their GCSE subject options, consulting with parents, subject teachers and other staff before making their final choices.,


Key Stage 4:

Pupils study 9/10 subjects at I/GCSE and there are opportunities to make their own choices within the available options. The core subject requirements are English Literature and English Language, Mathematics, Combined Science or Triple Science and Religious Studies plus pupils select three additional options.

Pupils continue with Sports and Physical Education as part of their curriculum to ensure that they are active physically as well as mentally.


Sixth Form (IC6):

Sixth Form education at Immanuel College is an inspiring and enriching opportunity, with energy at its epicentre. Sixth Formers are motivated and encouraged and students exceed expectations because of the personalised attention and support bestowed upon them.

IC6 is an essential transition between the more formal learning at GCSE and the more personal and individual experience of University education.  Rather than an educational machine churning out excellent grades, we appreciate that every student is unique, and instead of a one size fits all approach, with over 20 subjects on offer, there is something for everyone. Students can choose three A Level subjects or the Level 3 BTEC in Business, with exams at the end of Year 13 for A Level students and Assessments before Pesach in Year 13 for BTEC students.

Year 12 students are encouraged to undertake an independent research project, leading to the Edexcel Extended Project Qualification. Gifted mathematicians may opt for Further Mathematics A Level.

Jewish Studies remain integral in the Sixth Form.


Co-curricular Activities:

Classroom learning is enriched with educational trips and activities. Highlights include annual trips for all year groups, for example France in Year 8, Israel in Year 9, and a life-changing trip t to Poland for Year 12 students to explore Jewish and historical sites.

Further details of each individual subject can be found from the list of departments.