Years 7, 8 and 9
In Years 7 and 8 pupils enjoy a broad curriculum taught by subject specialists in English, Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, RS, DT, Computer Science, Music, Art, Drama, and PE. During these two years all girls study Mandarin and a modern European language chosen from French, Spanish or German.
In Year 9 girls continue classes in the first European language chosen and may also continue Mandarin or, alternatively, drop this and choose Spanish, French or German instead. Latin is studied by all students in Years 8 and 9.
Lessons are lively and varied, and the classroom atmosphere is relaxed and purposeful. Students are encouraged to think for themselves, put forward their ideas and opinions, and listen to those of their classmates. They question, research, make presentations and continue to enjoy a huge range of visits and activities designed to make learning an even richer experience.