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Upper School

The Upper School consists of Year 10 and Year 11. Entry into Years 10 and 11 is possible, but will depend entirely on our ability to match courses/options already started.

Pastoral Upper School Leader – Mr Nathan Monk BA (Hons) PGCE, Geography teacher.

Wide-ranging curriculum

We are pleased to cater for an unusually wide range of subject choices, both vocational and academic.

Key stage 4 pupils are also offered agricultural options including animal and crop husbandry, horticulture, livestock production and animal welfare, and workshop-based skills such as welding, and vehicle and machinery maintenance. Pupils prepare the animals to show at major agricultural events.

Mock exams are taken rather early on in Year 11 to ensure that students have all necessary provisions in place for their real exams.

Read the KS4 GCSE (and equivalent) Options Booklet (pdf) to see what subjects and courses are available in the Upper School.

“Bredon School is outstanding in its provision, understanding and support for all its students – those with and those without specific barriers to learning.”


Upper School is not just about exams and academic qualifications. In Year 10 we have increasing numbers of students doing Bronze DofE (Duke of Edinburgh Award) and continuing onto Silver the following year. The School has its own canoe launch on the River Severn and it is from here that students often practice their canoeing and Kayaking skills for the awards.

The School’s CCF (Combined Cadet Force) is also thriving and the cadets have strong ties with the local Malvern College and Tewkesbury Borough Council, appearing regularly in training drills and Remembrance parades.

A Silver DofE training day on the Brecon Beacons
CCF is a thriving extra curricular activity at Bredon School










‘I think prospective parents shouldn’t just see Bredon as a school for children with additional needs. The benefits of an active education suit so many children.

At Bredon every success is celebrated. A grade D for one child is as incredible as an A* for another. The standard of education is excellent and there for all levels of ability.’ – Parent (Good Schools Guide)

Studying for Sixth Form

When pupils reach Year 11, they will begin to think about what subjects they would like to study at A Level (or equivalent). Each year, an options booklet is sent out to parents outlining which subjects are available to choose from along with a description of the syllabus.

At this stage, there is an increased range of subjects to choose from. Bredon has a particular strength for delivering high quality and well resourced vocational qualifications.

Read the Sixth Form Options Booklet for courses running from Sept 2018.

“I loved going to this School. I achieved so much. The staff are amazing. I was given the opportunity to learn so much inside and outside the classroom.” – Past student.

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