lower school

Subjects: Years 7 to 9

In the first three years, all girls follow a common curriculum. All girls study Latin and two Modern Foreign Languages, choosing from French, German, Chinese and Spanish. All forms have lessons in Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic Education (PSHCEE), and in Computer Studies, which is also taught across the curriculum. The Sciences are taught separately.

• Art
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Computer Studies
• Drama
• English
• Geography
• History
• Latin
• Mathematics
• Music
• Physical Education
• Physics
• Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
• Two Modern Foreign Languages (from French, German, Chinese or Spanish)
• Design & Technology

Girls in Year 7 do not do exams at the end of the year but instead do an Independent Learning Project. They are also taken off timetable for part of five mornings throughout the year to do a Year 7 challenge. These extend their skills across the curriculum. Year 8 has a Problem solving day and Year 9 work on a collaborative project which focuses more on their skills of presentation.