As passionate creatives the Malet Lambert Art,Craft & Design department encourages pupils to be free-thinking creatives using a wide range of materials and techniques including: printmaking, 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 most 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 Design & Technology department is located in the main building of the school, with 6 subject classrooms. We offer a range of subjects, giving our pupils the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills and to use their creativity.
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 pupils can present their work.
English at Malet Lambert explores a series of texts that spark engagement and academically challenge pupils. Pupils are able to enrich their communication skills and develop their opinions and perceptions when reading a novel, play or poem thus helping them prepare for life after Malet Lambert.
The Geography department at Malet Lambert aims to encourage a sense of wonder about places. We teach young people to make sense of a complex and dynamic world, and understand their place within it. We develop a variety of skills, along with the curiosity needed to prepare pupils for success at GCSE and beyond.
The History curriculum at Malet Lambert inspires pupils to be curious about the world in which we live. Through historical enquiries, pupils are encouraged to develop their disciplinary thinking to help them investigate the past, and build their understanding of Britain's history and our links to the wider world. Analysing contemporary sources, studying historical environments and considering historian’s interpretations are the key skills on which our pupils shape their understanding of the past. As such, the importance of literacy and reading is strongly emphasised in both classwork and homework within the history curriculum.
The Mathematics department is fully staffed by specialists and are housed in 14 classrooms. Each classroom has an interactive whiteboard and various interactive resources available. The department has two sets of chromebooks 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.
Studying music provides pupils with a vital opportunity to stimulate and explore their creative, emotional and expressive development. The purpose of music is to nurture the next generation of musicians and critical thinking music-lovers. Our aim is to prepare all pupils to appreciate music for its own sake, in order to enhance and enrich their lives and open their eyes to the musical world around them, contributing to their sense of wonder, and joy. This aligns with Malet Lamberts’ values of teaching subjects for their intrinsic worth, providing them with a broad and balanced curriculum, and ensuring social justice.
The school offers a diverse and challenging Physical Education curriculum which includes team games and a variety of individual sporting activities. Team games include football, rugby league, cricket, volleyball, handball, basketball, softball, rounders and netball. In addition to these activities we offer trampolining, fitness and athletics. In many of these sports we compete against other schools, taking part in local, regional and national competitions, with the school enjoying great success.
PSHE allows pupils to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole-school programme of Personal Development, PSHE allows pupils to develop the attributes and qualities people need to thrive as individuals and members of local, national and global communities.
The Religious Studies department aims to encourage a deep understanding of other faiths and cultures, and to enable pupils to further develop and justify their own values. There are plenty of opportunities for discussion and debate to voice their own opinions. RS continues to be a popular subject at Malet Lambert, with a significant number of pupils opting to take the GCSE RS course.
The Science department is located in the Dearing Centre towards the rear of the school. It comprises nine dedicated laboratories, one ICT suite and two prep rooms. Each classroom has interactive whiteboards as well being equipped with standard laboratory equipment such as gas taps, sinks and glassware.
GCSE sociology helps pupils to gain knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.