Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
When girls enter the school in Year 7, they are placed in mixed ability forms. They study a wide range of subjects, working mainly in form groups:
Art English French Geography History ICT Latin Mathematics Music PSE PE
Performing Arts Religious Studies Science Technology
This programme covers all ten core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum. Performing Arts is taught in Year 7 and 8. In Year 8, pupils begin German and can choose Spanish in Year 9, Drama or additional PE. Careers Education is introduced in Year 9 PSE, when subject choices are made for GCSE courses. A special booklet decribes the subjects available and a meeting is arranged so that teachers can explain and discuss individual choices with each pupil and her parents.
Teaching time at KS3: 25 hours per week.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
In Key Stage 4, pupils continue to study a broad and balanced curriculum. Each pupil takes nine full GCSE subjects, short courses in IT and a half GCSE in RS and non-examination courses in PE and PSHE. GCSE subjects must include: English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (Double Award), at least one Modern Foreign Language and either History or Geography (or both). Thus, the GCSE subjects are:
Art Business Studies and Economics Design Technology Drama English
English Literature French Geography German History Latin Mathematics Music Science Spanish
Teaching time at KS4: 25 hours per week
Click here for Sixth Form Curriculum (Years 12 and 13)