Date of publication: 2017-08-29 08:49
Pupils learn about medieval China and medieval Britain, the European Renaissance and Reformation, Tudor/Stuart Britain, the British Empire, slavery, Industrial Revolution, suffrage reform and the First World War.
Studying French opens up many social, cultural and professional opportunities with French speaking countries representing the UK’s third biggest export market. Through studying poetry and song, girls discover that French is fun and interesting and they develop verbal fluency and sophisticated writing skills.
Teachit started off as a tray in the corner of a staffroom (to allow teachers to share their resources with each other) and has grown into a thriving community of teachers contributing resources, discussing ideas and finding inspiration. We d love you to join in &ndash if you haven t already!
In PE, girls enjoy a diverse and dynamic range of team games, individual sports and aesthetic activities. All pupils develop physical potential, experience challenges and learn how to take personal responsibility and be a team player. The Department’s specialist teachers provide a high level of teaching and bring national level experience in Lacrosse, Netball, Hockey and Swimming.
Learning at all levels is very collaborative and the Spanish Club sees older pupils mentor girls, building up confidence and providing advice. As with other language subjects, the News Club allows pupils to discuss current events and political ideas. All girls benefit from the essay and debating competitions available.
This is a fast-track course to lay the foundations of German vocabulary and grammar with the aim of promoting confidence in both speaking and writing. Classes include a weekly session in a Language Laboratory and girls are encouraged take an interest in aspects of German culture.
Junior Engineering Society meetings for the UIII are led throughout the year by the Engineering Society chairmen (Sixth Form girls) and involve highly enjoyable practical challenges.
Our excellent climbing wall gives the School the opportunity to run an extra-curricular activity and club which provides training for all levels of climbing. Through developing relevant rope and knot skills, girls learn to take responsibility for one another on the wall.
OCR is a leading awarding body, offering qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes, throughout the UK.
EPQ titles have been impressively diverse in recent years with last year’s including: Managing an investment portfolio during difficult market conditions The effect of Crossrail on the London property market Designing a ‘green’ home in Hong Kong Investigating slapstick comedy through directing OZ by Don Zolidis and To what extent is the Black Panther Party a terrorist organisation?.
The curriculum provides a programme of study which is as broad as possible until the end of UV to enable girls to make well informed decisions about their academic futures. Later on there is the opportunity to specialise when choosing options for university.
An understanding of economics helps to create global citizens of the future who understand and can problem solve the major economic issues of our times. Girls develop both a theoretical understanding of economic models as well as real world application to understand both microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Our UIII-UIV curriculum aims to develop core comprehension and composition skills, doing so alongside the study of a range of accessible and engaging poetry, prose and drama. Girls explore topics through a range of collaborative and personal projects while learning to write their own poetry, analyse plays and understand character development in novels such as Frankenstein , The Tempest and Holes. The differences between books and film adaptations are explored as media becomes an increasingly important part of the English language.
Girls enjoy lectures from distinguished guests on a variety of cultural, social, political, ethical and economic matters. Recent speakers have included fine art wildlife photographer David Yarrow, renowned hypnotist Martin S Taylor, Britain’s most successful female rower Katherine Grainger, comedian and broadcaster Michael Palin, writer and journalist Jeremy Paxman, best-selling author and professional golfer John Hoskison and scientist Baroness Greenfield. These lectures assist in broadening horizons and extending and developing each girl’s knowledge outside of the classroom. Pupils also enjoy the opportunity to network with influential people from a variety of industries.