Science

St Mary's School Science

Science Science is taught to all girls in Years 7 to 11, and is a compulsory core subject at IGCSE, either as a combined Dual Award Science course, or as three separate courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. All three sciences are then available as options at A Level. In Year 7, the girls follow […]

Religious Studies

St Marys School Religious Studies

Religious Studies Religious Studies is taught to all girls in Years 7, 8 and 9, and is a core subject at GCSE. Theology is then an option at A Level, and all girls continue with a programme of philosophical, religious and ethical thought in the Sixth Form. In Years 7 to 8, girls follow a […]

Psychology

St Mary's School Economics and Politics

Psychology Psychology is available as an A Level option, and follows the AQA syllabus. The course offers pupils an introduction to a wide range of topics within psychology, including attachment, memory, social influence, psychopathology and biopsychology. These topics form the basis of understanding key ideas and theories, along with critical evaluation skills, which are further […]

Music

St Marys School Music

Music Music lessons in Years 7 to 9 focus on practical work and involve developing skills in composing, listening and performing through the study of a variety of genres.  Year 7 explore the elements of music and the instruments of the orchestra. Year 8 investigate The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns and discover samba music […]

Modern Foreign Languages

St Mary's School Economics and Politics

Modern Foreign Languages Most of the teachers in the MFL Department are native speakers in their primary subject. The Department also employs language assistants to help the girls outside normal lesson time, particularly with oral work. French is taught to all girls in Years 7 to 9, and is usually chosen as the one compulsory […]

Mathematics

St Mary's School Economics and Politics

Mathematics Mathematics is taught to all girls in Years 7 to 11, and is a compulsory core subject at IGCSE. It is then an option at A Level. From Years 7 to 9, the girls follow a course of study that prepares the ground for the IGCSE course in Years 10 and 11. In Year […]

History of Art

St Mary's School Music

History of Art History of Art is available in the Sixth Form, and follows the Pearson A Level course. Pupils learn about human history and the artistic expression of civilisations through the study of painting, sculpture and architecture. They look at the Renaissance in Italy and Modernism in Europe, as well as exploring thematic links […]

History

St Mary's Ascot History

History History is taught to all girls in Years 7, 8 and 9. It is then an option at both IGCSE and A Level. In Years 7 to 9, the girls follow a course in British history starting in 1066 and finishing in 1945. In Year 7 they learn about medieval life in villages and […]

Geography

St Marys School Geography

Geography Geography is taught to all girls in Years 7, 8 and 9. It is then an option at both GCSE and A Level. In Years 7 to 9, the girls explore topics such as the India, Antarctica and oceans. We make use of our beautiful grounds to complete fieldwork during lessons, exploring microclimates and […]

English

St Mary's School English

English All pupils receive lessons in English from Year 7 through to Year 11, and take IGCSEs in both English Language and English Literature. English Literature is then an option at A Level. In Years 7, 8 and 9, pupils study a wide range of literature from all genres and periods. This involves a mix […]

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