Preparation for transfer to senior school continues and this is the year that the bulk of this work is done. It therefore becomes a defining year both in terms of subject content and whether the pupil has the ability to pursue a Scholarship attempt. The subject specialist approach continues from Form VI and they move around the school to different subject areas as the timetable demands. They continue to be streamed in smaller sets, allowing the pace and content of each lesson to best match their ability.
Three nights each week are devoted to prep. Prep is given in English, Maths, Science, French, Geography, History and two subjects are set on each of these nights with approx 25mins of work to be completed in each case. The majority of pupils opt to do this in school under teacher supervision so at the end of the day all work is completed.