The school operates six days a week with a full working day on a Saturday with timetabled classes in the morning and a choice of extra -curricular activities in the afternoon. In Year 9 students are streamed for most subjects before being set more closely in Years 10 and 11 according to their ability.
Students are set separately in english, maths science and practically (agriculture, horticulture and technology) to reflect their differing strengths in these subjects. Class sizes are small (approximately 16) with at least one other learning support assistant in most classes. In practical subjects there can be as many as four adults working with one class.
Students follow the National Curriculum in Year 9 with added ‘Brymore’ elements – i.e. English, mathematics, science, geography, history, a modern foreign language, agriculture, horticulture, art, religious education, design and technology, information technology, physical education, games and personal, social and health education. The taught curriculum is supplemented heavily by a vast range of extra-curricular activities, which can be viewed in the activity section of the website.
In years 10 and 11 all students follow a GCSE or equivalent programme in english, maths, science, ICT, history, art, design and technology, agriculture and horticulture ensuring students leave with up to thirteen qualifications. In addition students have lessons in physical education, games and PSHRE. In Year 12 students are able to study any of the huge range of courses on offer at Bridgwater College with many choosing to study at the Cannington centre. This is supplemented by courses at Brymore such as blacksmithing, hedge laying and use of a chain saw.
|ICT||PSHRE (Personal, Social, Health and Religious Education)|
|The Workshops||Year 12|
|The Farm||The Gardens|