The Senior School is the largest single element of the UCS Foundation. Approximately half of the students who sit GCSE and A-level here will have come up from the Junior Branch. Some of those will have started their education at The Phoenix.
The other half will have joined through our admissions processes at the ages of 11, 13 or 16. Whenever they join us, all will quickly feel full and valued members of the UCS community.
Years 7 and 8 are grouped together as the Lower School, with their own team of senior pastoral staff. From the Lower School, boys progress naturally to the Middle School (Years 9 - 11) where the Deme system (unique to UCS as explained in the Senior School Care section) comes into operation.
The enormous majority of our GCSE students choose to stay on into the Sixth Form, where they are joined by some entrants from other schools, to study over two years for AS and A-level. Entry to the Sixth Form from September 2015 involves passing a low-level hurdle based on GCSE grades. Please speak with the admissions team or Deputy Head Academic for more details.