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City of London

School for girls

The lower school is made up of years 7 and 8.

In their first two years at City, pupils study a full range of arts, humanities, languages, sciences and technological subjects. All forms have lessons in personal, social, health, citizenship and economic education (PSHCEE) and a wide and varied PE programme.


  • art
  • biology
  • chemistry
  • computer science
  • design and technology​
  • drama
  • English
  • geography
  • history
  • Latin
  • mathematics
  • music
  • physical education
  • physics
  • religion, philosophy and ethics (RPE)
  • two modern foreign languages
    (from French, German, Chinese or Spanish)

Pupils in year 7 do not sit exams at the end of the year, but instead do a week-long independent learning project (ILP). They are also taken off timetable for five sessions throughout the year for year 7 challenges. These extend their research, thinking and presentation skills across the curriculum, as well as encouraging their creativity. Year 8 have a one-day ILP that continues to develop these important skills.