We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with all subjects taught by experienced specialist staff.
Throughout Years 7, 8 and 9 (Key Stage 3) we give pupils a wide range of experiences designed to help them make informed decisions about their GCSE options. The curriculum provides continuity, enabling pupils to develop their knowledge from the previous Key Stage. Pupils take half-yearly courses in Food Preparation and Nutrition and Textiles as part of Design Technology.
In Year 7 pupils start learning Latin and the three sciences are studied separately. In Year 8, after appropriate reflection and consultation, pupils either continue with Latin, follow a course in Classical Civilisation or take extra English. In addition they will continue with Mandarin Chinese and Spanish or extra French and Curriculum Support.
The following booklets can be downloaded:
The year 6 into 7 Transition Booklet contains information about many of the main features of the Senior School and explains how we support girls making the transitions into Year 7 from Year 6.
The Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 Curriculum Booklets provide an overview of life in each particular year group.
In Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) pupils study a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, a modern foreign language, Mathematics and either Biology, Physics and Chemistry (as separate sciences) or Combined Science (with extra Maths and Science). In addition, pupils choose three options from the list below and have lessons in PE, PSHE, Religious Education and Music.
Option Subjects: 3 From The Following Subjects
Extra English/French/Curriculum Support
Food and Nutrition
A Second modern foreign language*
*Modern foreign languages available as either one language or options will be French, German, Mandarin or Spanish.