As passionate creatives the Malet Lambert Art & Design department encourages pupils to be free-thinking creatives using a wide range of materials and techniques including: print making, digital, photography, installation, mixed media, collage, sculpture, drawing and painting.
The Business Studies department at Malet Lambert provides a single option choice in Year 10/11. Our department brings together a wealth of experience with two of our staff coming into the department from management roles in industry. This helps us provide expansive knowledge and expertise in various aspects of Business.
The ICT department at Malet Lambert provides discrete ICT to all years in the school through compulsory ICT lessons at KS3 & KS4. Our department brings together a wealth of experience with three of our staff coming from high level technical and management roles from a range of industry. This helps us provide in depth technical expertise in ICT and expansive industry knowledge.
The Media department at Malet Lambert provides an option choice in Year 10/11. Our department brings together a wealth of experience with three of our staff coming from high level technical and management roles from a range of industry. This helps us provide in depth technical expertise in Media and expansive industry knowledge.
The Drama department is located at the heart of the school and has two purpose-built studios with sprung flooring, portable theatrical lighting and Q-Build modular staging. Both studios have Smartboards. The dividing wall between the studios can be removed to create an exciting new Performing Arts venue in which students can present their work.
The English department consists of fourteen dedicated classrooms, all with interactive smart boards. Pupils have four lessons each week in Key Stage 3 and five per week in Key Stage 4.
Malet Lambert delivers combined humanities to a resounding success. History, Geography and Religious Education are more traditionally taught as separate lessons at Key Stage 3, but Year 7 are now being taught all three subjects together.
The Geography department at Malet Lambert aims to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. We aim to teach young people to make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world and understand their place within it at both KS3 and KS4. It is taught through compulsory Geography lessons at KS3 and as a single option in year 10/11.
Pupils are taught Health and Social Care at KS4 as a single option subject.
There are three dedicated History classrooms situated in the newly refurbished Humanities Faculty. The rooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards with access to a wide range of textbooks, DVDs, ICT equipment such as handheld recordable microphones, visualizers, digital cameras, books, artefacts and visual resources.
The Mathematics department is fully staffed by specialists and are housed in twelve classrooms. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and various interactive resources available. The department has two sets of laptops which are used to enhance learning in lessons. We also have a large breakout area which is used for small group work, extension and support lessons.
The MFL department strongly believes that MFL has a key place in the curriculum at all key stages. Language learning equips pupils with essential life and employability skills. A pupil’s knowledge and mastery of English is supported at all levels through study of a foreign language, underpinning the drive for improved literacy. Pupils must demonstrate resilience, creativity, the ability to communicate as well as the ability to reflect on and improve their progress. Employer surveys show that pupils’ future employability is enhanced by knowledge of a foreign language, added to which pupils have a wide range of opportunities through their language study.
The Music department comprises two purpose-built classrooms, a recording studio, an ensemble room and three practice rooms. Both classrooms are equipped with sixteen Apple Mac work-stations, complete with industry standard software, and sixteen musical keyboards. The recording studio is also equipped to industry standard. The department owns a large collection of electric and acoustic guitars, orchestral instruments, two class sets of African drums and a collection of iPod touches. These outstanding facilities allow our pupils to fully explore their musical potential by engaging in a varied and stimulating music curriculum.
The school offers a diverse and exciting Physical Education curriculum which includes both traditional team games and a variety of individual sporting activities. The main team games are football, rugby league and cricket for boys, netball, rounders and football for girls. In addition to these team activities we offer badminton, trampolining, basketball, athletics, cross-country running and dance. In most of these sports we compete against other schools and take part in regional and national competitions, with the school enjoying great success.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) is taught through a variety of lessons and during our Enrichment Days. It is mapped into the curriculum to ensure pupils have the opportunity to cover a wide variety of topics and activities to help pupils lead a healthy, well balanced and productive lives.
The RE Department aims to encourage a deep understanding of other faiths and cultures, and to enable pupils to further develop and justify their own values. Due to a large emphasis on discussion, debate and opportunities to voice their own opinions, RE continues to be a popular subject at Malet Lambert
The Science department is located in Dearing Centre towards the rear of the school. It comprises 9 dedicated laboratories,1 ICT suite and 2 prep rooms. Each classroom has interactive whiteboards as well being equipped with standard laboratory equipment such as gas taps, sinks and glassware.
The Technology department comprises of 7 subject specific and purpose built classrooms, all equipped with interactive whiteboards and modern subject specific machinery and equipment. One of the classrooms is a computer suite. Design and technology is a very diverse and dynamic department.