Mandarin and STEM - new specialist pathways

In September 2018, we are introducing two specialist curriculum pathways for our Year 7 intake:

The Mandarin Excellence Programme, delivered with the UCL Institute of Education and the British Council - students will receive Mandarin language tuition for four hours a week. The remaining lessons will cover the National Curriculum subjects.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) - students will receive STEM programmes that are in addition to what is covered in the National Curriculum.

On Saturday, April 21st 2018, we will conduct aptitude tests to assess students' suitability for these new pathways. 

The Language Aptitude test is designed to test a student’s suitability to study Mandarin. The STEM aptitude test is designed to test a student’s suitability for the Science Technology Engineering and Maths pathway.

Students who have accepted a place for September at the Academy and any other interested students may register for one or both.

For more information, please download the document on the right of this page - Aptitude Tests - Frequently Asked Questions.

If you wish to register your son/daughter for a test please email and provide the following information:

  • Surname of child
  • First name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Current primary school
  • Name of main parental contact
  • Email address of main parental contact
  • Contact telephone number

Please also say if you wish to register for Mandarin, STEM or both tests.

We look forward to hearing from you.