Pupils are encouraged to work with confidence and ambition and results are of the highest quality.
Canford offers a broad and balanced curriculum. Most pupils choose to take ten subjects at GCSE. In the Lower Sixth pupils usually choose four subjects to study at AS level and three in more depth for the Upper Sixth year.
Biology is a very popular subject and is taught practically making full use of our Dorset location.
Pupils gain a sound understanding of the world of business and apply skills to real world markets.
Chemistry is a very popular subject with specialist teachers following a multi-media approach.
Classical Civilisation has significant contributions to make in numerous areas of human experience.
Computer Science teaches problem solving and information extraction - vital skills in any walk of life.
Studying Design Technology builds creativity, problem solving, planning, and evaluation skills.
The 300 seat Layard Theatre provides a dynamic classroom and an exciting environment.
Pupils develop core language skills and explore literary texts within an academically rigorous course.
French is a thriving subject and many of our department staff are native speakers.
Through specialist teaching we aim to stimulate an interest in, and a wonder of, the world around us.
Our teaching approach is a mixture of interactive and communicative methods alongside academic rigour.
Classroom study is complemented by external enrichment trips, lectures and debates.
Maths is popular, with over 60% of Sixth Formers choosing the subject.
The rounded and high-level musical education is an excellent foundation for a music degree.
A number of other languages are available at an additional cost.
The Philosophy and Theology department is a vibrant hub within our school.
Physical Education combines science with sociology and psychology in academic content and coursework.
A knowledge of Physics provides the bedrock for tackling the challenges facing society.
The Spanish Department aims to give pupils confidence to communicate the language in real life.