College has a strong tradition of pioneering the nature of girls’ education, including introducing and emphasising the need to teach science within the curriculum, initially under the pretext of "physical geography".
Today, our commitment to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is no less. Over 50% of the sixth form take Chemistry and science subjects account for a quarter of the total number of lessons taught at College, higher than any other faculty. Girls regularly receive special awards in science.
NEW SUBJECT AREA FOR 2015 - ENGINEERING, ENTERPRISE AND TECHNOLOGY (EET)
The Department of Engineering, Enterprise and Technology (EET) incorporates the long-established Design and Technology (Textiles) curriculum from LC1 to A Level alongside a newly launched Engineering curriculum for LC1 to LC3s girls.
Through both of these routes we aim to equip our girls with technical intuition by engaging them with a curriculum that is project-based and experiential. We aim to give them the practical skills and commercial awareness to allow them to express their innate creativity and equip the next generation of entrepreneurs, designers, engineers, technologists and innovators.
College enjoys a partnership with the Cheltenham Science Festival, which takes place each June and allows the girls access to incredible events and speakers in College, as well as a special dinner in the Princess Hall which brings together those passionate about STEM from across the College community, including both current girls and recent leavers.