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Art

Art

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.

Business Studies

Business Studies

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.

Computing

Computing

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.

Creative iMedia

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.

Design & Technology

Design & Technology

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.

Drama

Drama

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.

English

English

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.

Geography

Geography

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. .For more information please contact Mrs Thompson, Head of Geography.

History

History

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.

Maths

Maths

The Mathematics department is fully staffed by specialists and are housed in 13 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.

MFL

MFL

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.

Music

Music

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 Lambert’s values of teaching subjects for their intrinsic worth, and ensuring social justice. Pupils will be guided through the vast musical landscape, affording them the opportunity to listen to, appraise, and analyse Western Classical music, Popular music, Blues and Jazz, and music from other cultures. Pupils will develop their understanding of music-reading, pitch, rhythm, melody, harmony, structure, texture, and instrumentation, applying this knowledge to become competent in performance and composition.

Physical Education

Physical Education

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.

PSHE and RSE

PSHE and RSE

PSHE allows pupils to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives. As part of a whole school approach PSHE allows pupils to develop the attributes and qualities people need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.

Religious Education

Religious Education

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

Science

Science

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.

Sociology

GCSE sociology helps students to gain knowledge and understanding of key social structures, processes and issues through the study of families, education, crime and deviance and social stratification.