Academic life is flourishing at College. Our teachers have a deep enthusiasm for their subjects and are committed to providing high-quality teaching which develops intellectually curious, self-motivated, enthusiastic young women with an enduring love of learning.
A benefit of being a large school is that girls can choose many subject areas, building a personalised timetable, and discussing options and alternatives with their tutors, who work closely with them in helping them make the right choices. Classes are small, and girls are encouraged to take an active part in lessons, challenging, debating and developing their point of view.
Until the age of 16, we encourage girls to pursue a modern, broad and varied curriculum. In Lower College, as well studying more traditional subjects, girls have lessons in Philosophical Enquiry, Engineering, Enterprise and Technology and Language Acquisition: the latter enabling them to pursue a diverse modern and classical language curriculum.
Most girls will take 10 GCSE subjects, including Mathematics, English Language and Literature. A minimum of two separate Sciences and one Modern Language is recommended. In the Sixth Form girls can opt to study the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme or A Levels.
Under the direction of the Principal, the Vice Principal Academic and Departmental Heads, much care and attention is devoted to proper planning and resourcing of all our academic facilities. Regular, constructive feedback between teacher and pupil, in all aspects of work and play, is at the heart of our success in allowing each girl to realise her true potential.
Changes have recently been made to our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) teaching, allowing girls throughout College access to an entirely new department and curriculum