At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils At the forefront of education for over 100 years Education at Upton Court is about inspirational teachers and aspirational pupils
Monday 22nd February (INSET - School closed for students) - Remote Education resumes on Tuesday 23rd February for students.

All of the virtual activities available during Year 8 GCSE Transition Information Evening, held on Tuesday 9th February, can be found here.

All of the virtual activities available during Sixth Form Information Evening, held on Tuesday 17th November, can be found here.

All of the virtual activities available during Open Evening, held on Wednesday 30th September, can be found here.

For details of the full opening of Upton Court Grammar School for all year groups in September please click here.

History

The AS curriculum consists of two modules:

  1. Britain 1603-1642: This module examines the power struggle between the monarchy and Parliament. Students study why the relationship between the Stuart Kings and Parliament broke down, and the causes of the English Civil War.
  2. The Impact of Stalin’s leadership in the USSR 1924-41: This unit provides an opportunity to investigate the impact of Stalinist rule on the USSR during this key period of its political, economic and social development. Students explore how Stalin rose to and consolidated his power, as well as studying the key changes that transformed Soviet society into a modern, industrialised, totalitarian state.

The A2 curriculum consists of two modules:

  1. International Relations 1945-2004: From the beginning of the Cold War to the emergence of terrorism, students learn how the interrelationship of individuals and ideas has influenced change in the 20th century.
  2. Investigation of Historical Issue (How Wars Begin): With teacher guidance, students work independently to conduct an historical investigation. Students develop a thematic understanding of approximately one hundred years of European history (1815-1915). A mature approach and keen analytical skills are the essential elements of this module.