Senior Curriculum

Our outstanding teaching staff are subject specialists who know how to encourage students to think independently. Their passion and enthusiasm inspire pupils to develop a genuine, lifelong love of learning.

We promote an aspirational and evidence-based approach to teaching and learning, encouraging pupils to take risks and to value curiosity. The Senior School curriculum is designed to provide balance across a broad range of subjects and we are committed to ensuring that each pupil makes excellent academic progress.

In the first three years of Senior School, we offer a broad and balanced range of subjects, including the arts, humanities, computing, and PE. From the very start of Year 7, Science is taught as individual disciplines – Biology, Chemistry and Physics – and girls also learn Mandarin, French, German, Spanish and Latin.  Our pupils also enjoy a Design, Technology and Innovation course; a project based course which encourages them to consider solutions to real-world problems.


The following subjects are offered for pupils in Years 7 to 9. Curriculum booklets are provided to parents via their daughter in September. Further information about courses is available on request.

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Design, Technology & Innovation
  • English
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mandarin (from 2022 in Yr7)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Spanish
  • Well Being

In Year 9, all students take the Higher Project Qualification, which encourages independent learning and develops new life and study skills.

At GCSE level, certain subjects – English Language and English Literature, Mathematics, at least one foreign language, and the Sciences (either Biology, Chemistry and Physics as separate subjects or Combined Science) – are compulsory. These are accompanied by ‘optional’ subjects and girls can choose from Fine Art, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Geography, Graphics, History, Music, PE and Religious Studies.