Our unique combination of Music and Maths specialisms give pupils the best opportunities to succeed both academically and socially, supporting all areas of the curriculum.
As a specialist Music and Mathematics school, provision for talented musicians and mathematicians is outstanding. Every year, both departments consistently achieve excellent examination results at GCSE and A level.
Musicians benefit from high quality resources and extra-curricular activities such as concert band, orchestra, jazz groups, choir, musical theatre, trips to West End theatres, ENO and Royal Opera House. They also have the opportunity to perform at the Royal Festival Hall and attend an annual music tour abroad. Recent trips have included Lake Garda, Bruges, Tuscany and Malta.
We have experienced mentors for expert guidance with University and Conservatoire applications, including Oxbridge.
We adopt the Shanghai Maths Mastery style of teaching - mathematical concepts are covered methodically and in great depth in every lesson. This revolutionary method of teaching equips pupils with a long lasting understanding of Maths.
We are also a Secondary Beacon School for the London South West Maths Hub. We host regular Maths ‘Open Days’ in which staff from other schools are invited to Saint Cecilia’s to observe best practice in this field.
Our aims as a specialist school:
Develop excellent teaching and learning in Music and Mathematics and share this expertise with other curriculum areas, thus raising the attainment of all pupils.
Recruit and develop excellent teachers.
Work with professional artists, musicians and mathematicians to give our pupils and sixth formers a broad learning experience in Music and Maths.
Offer a wide range of Music and Mathematics courses through our Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum offer.
Develop and deliver cross-curricular work with other curriculum areas in the school, utilising teaching and learning styles developed in the Music and Mathematics departments.