Curriculum

In order to achieve our aims we offer a wide and balanced education to all pupils in accordance with the National Curriculum.

In Years 7and 8 the girls study the following subjects: Personal, Health, Social and Citizenship Education, English, Mathematics, Science, French, German, History, Geography, Computing, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education and Games, Religious Studies and Design Technology (incorporating Textiles, Craft and Design, Food and Electronics). ICT is delivered across all subjects.

To view the curriculum booklets, please click on the appropriate year:

In Years 9, 10 and 11 a core curriculum of English, English Literature, Mathematics, the Sciences, Religious Studies, Physical Education and Personal and Social Education continue for all girls. In Year 9 four subjects are chosen - an humanities subject, a language, a practical/creative subject and an additional subject from these group of subjects. At the end of Year 9 the girls reduce their choices to three subjects and drop one of the options.  Pupils are usually entered for ten or more subjects in GCSE at the end of Year 11. GCSE Options Booklet 

There is little setting according to ability and most GCSE classes are taught in groups of less than 30. All age groups are offered opportunities to participate in theatre, museum and art gallery trips in addition to fieldwork visits.

Religious Studies

Religious Studies provided at the school is in accordance with the Shropshire Agreed Syllabus. Parents wishing to withdraw their children from these lessons or from collective worship should consult with the Headteacher. The school meets daily for collective worship, which is broadly Christian in nature.

Sex Education

Sex Education is mainly taught through Science and Personal, Social and Health Education. We aim to encourage positive attitudes towards sexuality, enabling pupils to develop sound relationships with others and take responsibility for their own behaviour. Aspects covered include puberty, adolescence and changing attitudes to the opposite sex, media and social pressures, family life, marriage, reproduction, birth control, parenthood and sexually transmitted diseases.

Homework

Homework is set throughout the school to help consolidate work done in the classroom and to encourage pupils to conduct independent research. Work varies in time from about one hour per evening for Year 7 to 2.5 hours in Year 11, and progresses to a minimum of five hours per A level subject per week in the Sixth Form.

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