Example of a Year 9 (Block 3) student timetable:
Notices (Wednesday and Friday)
|8.45–9.20am||Period 1: Modern Language 2nd option - Spanish / German / Latin|
|9.25–10am||Period 2: French|
|10.05-10.40am||Period 3: Design & Technology|
|10.45-11.20am||Period 4: Design & Technology|
|11.45-12.20am||Period 5: Maths|
|12.25-1pm||Period 6: Classical Civilisation|
|LUNCH / BREAK|
|2.10-2.45pm||Period 7: Games / Outdoor Work *|
|2.50-3.25pm||Period 8: Games / Outdoor Work|
|4.00-4.35pm||Period 9: Biology|
|4.40-5.15pm||Period 10: Biology|
|5.30pm||Activities e.g. Football / Badminton / Cricket
Supervised study (Tuesday)
Tutor time followed by Head's Assembly (Wednesday)
|7.15pm||Quiet time / events / activities *|
|9.00pm||Time on flat|
* Sporting students can enjoy a busy timetable of PE and Games lessons, sports fixtures and evening sports activities on a daily basis.
Unique to Bedales is the special 'Jaw' assembly and the Civics Programme.
The name ‘Jaw’ was believed to be coined by Oscar Wilde, who, when visiting his son at Bedales, remarked that he would like to give a ‘Jaw’ on a subject at an assembly i.e. to exercise his jaw on a particular topic. The Jaw often involves student and teacher debate on a subject relating to morality, religion, philosophy or similar. Sometimes a special guest attends the Jaw. Read more about Jaw.
The Civics Programme gives students the opportunity to hear views and opinions from highly regarded personalities from a variety of backgrounds, industries or professions. These events are very popular for the students as it gives them a real insight into other lives, worlds, issues and potential careers. Sir John Scarlett, former Head of MI6 attended a 'Civics' - read an interview with Sir John written by 6.2 student Frank Macpherson.
On Wednesday afternoons students can choose to study, attend a club or activity, or walk into Petersfield in small groups.
From 7.45pm onwards, students are expected to carry out prep and private study.
Students return to their boarding houses by 9pm where they are signed in by house staff. 9.45pm onwards is dorm time and settling down. TVs, lap-tops are turned off at 10pm; mobiles and main lights are turned off at 10.30pm.
Saturday school ends at 1pm.
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