Academic

 

Years 7 to 9

In Year 7, girls are introduced to all the major curriculum subjects and learning skills. They have timetabled lessons in English, Maths, French, all three sciences, Religious Studies, Latin, Geography, History, Art and Design, Music and Drama.  

 

In Year 8, girls follow the same timetable as in Year 7, but with the option of a second modern foreign language, either German, Italian or Spanish, and a carousel enables girls to sample each option before making a decision. Taster sessions are also available in Classical Greek and Mandarin 

 

In Year 9, girls follow the same timetable as in Year 8, but with further options in Classical Greek and Mandarin. It is often possible to offer extra lessons in other languages on request. I/GCSE work begins in Year 9 in some subjects. 

 

Years 10 and 11

Years 10 and 11 are the I/GCSE years. Most programmes of study last for two years, and are examined in the summer of Year 11. Girls usually take ten subjects, and make their choices in the Lent term of Year 9. Exam boards are chosen to provide genuine rigour whilst also allowing girls to maximise their potential.  

 

All girls follow a compulsory core of seven subjects which provides a balanced education and a secure foundation for further study. These are English Language, English Literature, a modern foreign language, MathematicsDouble Award Science and Religious Studies

 

In addition to the core subjects, girls may choose three additional subjects from the following:  

 

  • Art and Design 

  • Classical Civilisation 

  • Classical Greek 

  • Computer Science 

  • Drama 

  • Geography 

  • German 

  • History 

  • Italian 

  • Latin 

  • Mandarin 

  • Music 

  • Spanish 

  • Triple Award Science

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Sixth Form

Girls are advised to take four subjects in the Lower Sixth and continue with three in the Upper Sixth. In some cases, girls studying Further Maths or modern foreign language as a bilingual pupil may choose to begin with five subjects, and then drop to four in the Upper Sixth. The girls also meet regularly with their tutor, and academic progress is reported to parents throughout the year.  

 

The A Level subjects offered are: 

 

  • Art and Design 

  • Biology 

  • Chemistry 

  • Classical Civilisation 

  • Economics 

  • English Literature 

  • French 

  • Geography 

  • German 

  • Government and Politics 

  • Classical Greek 

  • History 

  • History of Art 

  • Italian 

  • Latin 

  • Mathematics 

  • Further Mathematics 

  • Music 

  • Photography 

  • Physics 

  • Spanish 

  • Theology 

  • Theatre studies 

  • Student studying in the library

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