Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
For our girls, Key Stage 4 is arguably the most important period in their development
At Key Stage 4, girls study a combination of compulsory and optional subjects for their GCSE examinations.
The compulsory core comprises English, English Literature, Mathematics, the three Sciences (either as three separate GCSE subjects or as combined sciences - Science and Additional Science) and a Modern Foreign Language (French, German or Spanish).
All girls then select options from the wide range of subjects available to take their total number of GCSE subjects taken. These options include:
Latin, Classical Greek, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Music, Art and Design, Design Technology (Textiles), Home Economics (Food), Business & Communication Studies, Physical Education, Dance and Drama. All girls also follow non-examined courses in Religious Studies, Physical Education and PSHEE.
For further information about GCSE options available and the Options selection process please download a copy of the GCSE Options Booklet 2016-2018.
Consultations between girls, Form Tutors and Heads of Year continue through Key Stage 4 to set personal targets and timescales for review and a course on Study Skills is added to the curriculum. The school builds good relationships with parents from the beginning of a girl's time with us and through Parents' Evenings and a full annual report are kept informed of their daughter's progress. Individual consultations are always available and staff welcome ongoing contact with parents.