Academic studies at Millfield
"Millfield offers a warm welcome to young people of wide-ranging abilities and provides a rich and varied curriculum to bring out the best in everyone. No two pupils are the same. That's why we believe in offering breadth, depth and choice so that pupils can tailor their studies and play to their individual strengths. Whatever your child's abilities and aspirations, we'll give them every opportunity to excel."
Dr Fran Clough, Second Deputy
The Grounds for Success
We aim to provide a broad and balanced education which not only prepares pupils for public examinations but also gives them the confidence to achieve success throughout their adult lives. We believe that education should open doors, not close them by premature specialisation. Up to the age of 16 therefore, every pupil receives a rounded education in both Arts and Sciences. Millfield's academic departments offer an exceptionally wide range of courses which underpin the school's curriculum whilst still allowing pupils' programmes to be tailored to individual needs.
Small Sets - Appropriate Levels
Pupils are taught in small sets, made possible by our high staff : pupil ratio. Up to GCSE, in order for every pupil to progress at an appropriate pace, classes are banded by general ability and additional streaming takes place in Mathematics, Languages, Science and English. The school's award winning Library provides pupils with an ideal study and resource centre, whilst the Higher Education & Careers Department offers excellent guidance services for both pupils and parents.
A world of choice in a supportive learning environment
Millfield offers pupils a choice of 31 subjects at GCSE and 40 subjects at AS/A2 Level, including 9 languages and an exciting range of vocational courses. High achievers also have the opportunity to attend an enriching programme of lectures offered by our Academic Society.
"I've achieved more than I ever thought possible at Millfield, thanks to great teachers, great facilities and the help I received to choose the right subjects for me."
Simon, a pupil at Millfield