Year 8

Our aim is for the curriculum to allow and support every girl to thrive and achieve to their best at a pace appropriate to them. There is additional support to enable those with learning or physical difficulties as well as an advanced learner programme of study.

Mathematics, English, Science and MFL are set (either in half year or whole year groups); Design and Technology is taught in smaller groups.

Setting is determined using progress and attainment from year 7. There is regular assessing of pupil progress and pupils may change sets as appropriate to support individual need and to achieve potential.

Pupils experience a range of languages (French, German, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese) and a broad curriculum that encompasses the core subjects of Science, Mathematics and English to Drama, Dance, Computer Science, Music and Resistant Materials

Years 7 & 8

All pupils follow a common curriculum during their first two years (Key Stage 3). All students study the following subjects:

Art Computer Science Design & Technology
Drama English Geography
History Mathematics Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
Music Personal Development (PD) Physical Education (PE)
Religious Education Science  

Tom Goodenough
Head of School

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Curriculum Policy Sep 2017 17th Sep 2017 Download
STUDENT OPTIONS BOOKLET 2017 2020 17th Sep 2017 Download
@DidcotGirls06:35 PM - 18th November, 2017 7th fastest junior squad in the country! Could not be prouder!! Read more
@DidcotGirls05:40 PM - 18th November, 2017 Enjoy reading the blog by Elaine Baker, Patron of Writing, at DGS after the creative writing workshop she facilitated last week. The power of creative freedom! Read more
@DidcotGirls05:34 PM - 18th November, 2017 Well done all! Also two members of the amazing 8SXD there!
@DidcotGirls05:34 PM - 18th November, 2017 Amazing! Well done
@DidcotGirls05:34 PM - 18th November, 2017 Super-detailed source analysis work by Zoe in Year 8 - 'commitment to excellence' in action! Read more
@DidcotGirls04:15 PM - 18th November, 2017 🎉A fantastic day for DGS Sport 🎉The swim squad are through to the national relay finals and the U14s are County Netball Champions! Congratulations to the girls, and Miss Palmer🏅🏆
@DidcotGirls04:08 PM - 18th November, 2017 Incredible! Congratulations on the new PB! Best of luck in the final to you all 👏🏼
@DidcotGirls02:33 PM - 17th November, 2017 At DGS students have been preparing charity fundraiser pitches for early next year as part of Children in Need 2017. The best idea will win and have a chance to organise the fundraiser! Who's up for a teacher talent show?! Read more
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