Our broad curriculum is based on the National Curriculum and the National Literacy and Numeracy Strategies... with added extras! Spread across the week, most pupils will have five P.E. lessons and two Music lessons with subject specialists.
There are opportunities to enjoy further sporting and musical activities in the many extra-curricular activities offered in school.
In our infant classes and lower juniors much of the work is taught using a cross-curricular approach.
Our successful Special Needs policy caters for girls with exceptional ability as well as those with mild specific learning difficulties.
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OTHERS SUBJECTS TAUGHT
Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship
Year 3: approximately 15 minutes each day
Year 4: approximately 20 minutes each day
Year 5: approximately 25 minutes each day
Year 6: approximately 30 minutes each day
Our infants take home their reading books on a regular basis. Older infants will also take home spellings and multiplication tables to learn.
In Years 7 to 9 the girls study a broad and balanced common curriculum comprising Science, Mathematics, English, French and (in Years 8 and 9) either German or Spanish, History, Geography, ICT, Latin, Religious Studies, Art, Drama, Music, Technology and PE.
In Years 10 and 11 all students follow core GCSE programmes in Mathematics, three single Sciences or a double award co-ordinated Science and either English Literature and Language or preparation for IELTs (International English Language Tests). Students add four GCSEs to their core programme from a wide choice of Modern and Ancient foreign languages, humanities, technical and creative subjects.
English as an Additional Language is available for overseas students.
In Year 7 all girls follow an Integrated Studies course to develop transferable skills through a cross-curricular approach.
The girls are put into small tutor groups and the form tutor gets to know the girls quickly, monitors their academic progress and helps each girl to develop according to her needs and talents.
Mathematics & French are set according to ability, but it is possible to move from one set to another easily.
The majority of girls study 9 or 10 subjects for GCSE chosen from the wide range that is available.
Non-examination Life Skills is studied. This comprises Health Education, Religious Education, Careers and Community Service.
Sciences can be studied separately, leading to three certificates, or as a dual award leading to two certificates.
French, German and Spanish are the School's modern languages.
Physical Education plays an important part in the curriculum.
To download the Upper School academic guide please click here.