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Manchester High School for Girls

Additional year group information

For girls who are new to the School, it is helpful if parents let the Curriculum Deputy know if their daughter already has fluency in the languages taught in the curriculum (French, German or Spanish).

YEAR 7          

Many classes are taught in the four tutor groups. Students are split into six ability groups for Mathematics and six mixed ability groups for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Art and Technology. The smaller groups allow more individual attention in those subjects that include a practical element.

Students are given an introduction to French, German, Spanish and Latin. In Technology, students cover short modules in Food, Textiles, and Art.

The Well Being programme covers personal, social, health, economic and citizenship education.

YEAR 8

Many subjects continue to be taught in the four tutor groups. Students are split into five ability groups for Mathematics. The groups are allocated on the basis of annual examination and Year test results as well as the recommendation of a student's teacher. Girls choose to study three languages from French, German, Latin and Spanish.

Girls continue to be split into six groups for Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Technology. In Technology, students cover Food, Textiles and Art.

The Well Being programme covers personal, social, health, economic and citizenship education. Girls also experience ‘The Real Game’, a career and finance planning event spread across two half days.

YEAR 9

Some subjects continue to be taught in the four tutor groups.

Students are split into five ability groups for Mathematics. The groups are allocated on the basis of annual examinations, Year test results and on the recommendation of a student's teacher.

In addition, all students complete the Higher Project Qualification (equivalent to a half GCSE) to develop their independent learning and research skills.

Students continue to study their three language choices. Forms continue to be split into six groups for Art, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Technology. In Technology, students cover Food, Textiles and Art. Students begin to study for the Short Course (half) GCSE in Religion and Philosophy.

The Well Being programme covers personal, social, health, economic and citizenship education. Two careers days are also included during the year.

YEARS 10 AND 11

Students begin their GCSE courses, and are normally taught in groups of between 15 and 20.

All students take a (half) GCSE in Religion and Philosophy at the end of Year 10 and nine GCSEs at the end of Year 11. These include: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Core and Additional Science or three separate sciences of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, three or four additional subjects from a range of options, including at least one Modern Foreign Language. GCSE Dance is available as an additional option in Physical Education lessons.

The Well Being programme covers personal, social, health, economic and citizenship education.