Setting in the Department

The First Year is taught in Forms.

The Second and Third Year groups are partially set and taught in two half year blocks. The department constructs the sets after the internal summer examination basing their judgement on teacher recommendation, end of half term tests, summer examination score and any external data it holds. There is usually some parallel setting, for example two 'middle' sets of equal ability.

There are seven sets in the Fourth Year strictly based on ability.