Key Stage 4 (14 – 16 years)

Most girls take 10 GCSEs although some take 11 or 12 and some girls take one or two GCSEs a year early. The GCSE course normally spans Years 10 and 11. Girls are offered a high standard of specialist subject teaching, tailored to suit the needs of each individual, thus enhancing the value-added examination performance of each girl.

By this stage, girls have developed into independent thinkers who are capable of critical thought. Their creativity continues to be nurtured and they develop the ability to think laterally. A mature, confident and self-motivated approach to study emerges. Girls have belief in their abilities, strengths and aspirations.

Their achievements at GCSE are consistently high, proving that we get the very best from them. There is little doubt that girls thrive and fully maximise their potential in an all-girl setting.

All girls study the following subjects to GCSE:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science: EITHER dual award equivalent to 2 GCSEs  but covering all three sciences
    OR three separate sciences equivalent to 3 GCSEs
  • French/Spanish
  • RE

Options may be chosen from the following subjects:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Latin
  • French/Spanish
  • Home Economics (Food and Nutrition)
  • Textiles
  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • Dance
  • Drama