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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.


Pupils are encouraged to work with confidence and ambition and results are of the highest quality.

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Biology is a very popular subject and is taught practically making full use of our Dorset location.

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Pupils gain a sound understanding of the world of business and apply skills to real world markets. 

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Classical Civilisation has significant contributions to make in numerous areas of human experience.

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The 300 seat Layard Theatre provides a dynamic classroom and an exciting environment.

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Pupils develop core language skills and explore literary texts within an academically rigorous course.

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Through specialist teaching we aim to stimulate an interest in, and a wonder of, the world around us.

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Our teaching approach is a mixture of interactive and communicative methods alongside academic rigour.

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The rounded and high-level musical education is an excellent foundation for a music degree.

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The Spanish Department aims to give pupils confidence to communicate the language in real life.

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