Year 7 - 9
At Key Stage 3, we want to enable girls to pursue a wide variety of academic and extra-curricular interests to the full. We want to foster a love of learning independently of exams and to encourage inquisitive, motivated and creative thinkers. We want to nurture resilience and robustness: students who are willing to take risks in the classroom and who are not afraid of failure. We are lucky to have girls from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds and we want them to enjoy their life at school and feel part of a supportive community, valuing this diversity. We want the girls to become valued team players and also develop leadership skills. We want them to build and enjoy lasting friendships, to enjoy their time out of school and to lead a balanced life.
In each of Years 7 to 9, girls study a broad curriculum. In Year 7 these subjects are: English, Mathematics, Science, French, German, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Music, Art, Drama, Design Technology, Physical Education. Computer Programming is taught within the Mathematics curriculum (Year 7) and as part of Design and Technology. In Years 8 and 9, girls also study Spanish and Latin. They are taught in form groups and are not put into sets or streams for any subjects at Key Stage 3.
There is a Consultation Evening for parents once a year for parents to discuss their daughter’s progress, which is attended by all teaching staff Parents also receive an interim report towards the end of the Autumn Term and an annual written report of academic progress, towards the end of the school year. Academic progress is monitored throughout the year and progress is reviewed with girls so that strategies for improvement and development can be discussed.
If you have any enquiries about the Curriculum, please contact Mrs M Watts, via email@example.com.
Girls in Years 7 to 9 are placed into a Form Group of 25 pupils under the care of a Form Tutor. The weekly assembly and tutorial programme provides the opportunity for girls to take part in a variety of activities and, in particular, supports the pastoral team in ensuring that Year 7 successfully make the transition from primary education. Girls also generate creative and fun ideas to fundraise actively for charities, including for The Tender Talents School in Uganda with which we have been developing a relationship. The pastoral care of the pupils and work of the Form Tutors is overseen by The Head of Key Stage 3, Mrs Wilcox, supported by the Assistant Head of Key Stage 3, Miss Rodwell. The Head of Key Stage 3, Mrs Wilcox, monitors the overall progress of all girls in Years 7 to 9 and can be contacted at any time if parents have concerns or queries about their child.