Beyond the curriculum
Learning beyond the classroom
In addition to classroom teaching, every subject throughout the school organises a range of off-site trips and in-school events to reinforce teaching and bring subjects to life. From workshops giving students a taste of Tudor life to singing in the Royal Albert Hall; touring the ruins of Pompeii to taking part in the whole school skiing trip, this addition to classroom teaching introduces girls to many new experiences and opportunities. We also offer an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs.
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) is an important part of our student development programme and has been developed to make it relevant, engaging and appropriate to each age group as girls progress through the school. The programme is designed by the Head of PSHE working closely with the different heads of year and in conjunction with the relevant form tutors and students.
The programme is delivered over three whole days per year rather than weekly lessons to allow for greater discussion and activities to take place. This is supplemented by our ‘super learning days’ aimed at developing and reinforcing key life skills.
University and career planning
We believe it is never too early to think about possible university courses and career options, particularly when it comes to selecting which GCSEs or A levels to take. As well as our Destination University evenings, we organise lunchtime talks on different careers from experts and professionals in a wide variety of fields. We also hold an annual #DecisonsDecisions Careers Fair in the Autumn Term for students and their parents from Year 9 – Year 13 with a similar wide range of speakers. You can read this year’s programme here: Careers Fair prog 2015