The following are the subjects we offer at CLS, arranged according to the year in which our pupils study them.

Old Grammar, First and Second Form
All pupils in the First Form and Old Grammar are taught as a Form and subjects are not setted.
Maths is setted in the Second Form.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
    (Junior Science in OG & First Form; and Biology, Chemistry and Physics in Second Form)
  • IT & Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • RS
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Art
  • Modern Languages
    (Linguistics in OG, French & Mandarin in First & Second Form)
  • Classics
    (Classics in OG, Latin in First & Second Form)
  • PE, Swimming, and Games
  • OG also have a period of CLaSS, which is a broad Core Learning and Survival Skills course covering Organisation, Information Processing, Time Management, Handwriting, Touch Typing, Study Skills & Routine

Third Form
Pupils continue to be taught as a Form with the exceptions of Maths, which is sorted loosely by ability, and the Options subjects shown below.

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • three separate Sciences
  • History
  • Geography
  • RS
  • French
  • PE, Swimming and Games
  • Options (Pupils must choose at least one from Art, DC&R, Drama and Music)
    Pupils choose three subjects from:
    Classical Civilisation
    DC&R (Design Computing and Robotics)
    Latin or Latin & Greek

Fourth & Fifth Forms
Pupils generally take ten GCSEs including:

  • Mathematics
  • English Literature & English Language
  • Triple award Science: Biology, Chemistry & Physics
  • Languages
    At least one modern language (from French, German, Spanish, Russian [ab initio] and Mandarin)
  • Humanities
    At least one humanity from Classical Civilisation, Geography, History and RS
    and two more from DC&R HPQ (Design Computing and Robotics), Latin, Latin/Greek, Drama, Art & Design, Music or more modern languages and humanities

• Pupils are able to take five modern and classical languages at GCSE, on timetable, probably unique amongst London day schools.
• Maths is setted but all pupils follow the same specification and take the same exam which is OCR GCSE 9-1, aiming for a top grade.
• French is setted by ability.

Sixth Form
We offer A-levels at CLS and boys follow a linear route.
They can either take four A-levels, or three A-levels and an extra.
Pupils have free choices from:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Civilisations
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Greek
  • History
  • Latin
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Russian
  • Spanish

The extras that we offer include:

  • The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ): an exciting opportunity to develop university-style research skills within a structured format and is highly valued by universities
  • The Securities and Investment Certificate EPQ
  • EPQ Cyber Security
  • or a British Computer Society approved IT & C Certificate

 The downloads below give a full picture of the curriculum for the different age groups.

“An excellent and challenging curriculum” ISI 2011


Delivering more than just enviable results
learn more

Exam results

Proud of our pupils' achievements
learn more

GCSE Curriculum Booklet

Click here to read the curriculum we deliver at GCSE
learn more

A Level Curriculum Booklet

Click here to see the curriculum we offer at A Level
learn more