Year 8 - Didcot Girls' School

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 Design and Technology (Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Textiles).

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
@DidcotGirls07:45 AM - 9th August, 2018 It's a sad farewell to Mr Walker with a lovely article by in the Read more
@DidcotGirls11:37 PM - 8th August, 2018 The end of an era and time to say ‘goodbye and thank you’ to a wonderful man. Read more
@DidcotGirls01:06 PM - 2nd August, 2018 Topical recap: "We must continue to shout out about the liberating, humanising, intoxicating power of the arts": my blog on arts education: Read more Read more
@DidcotGirls01:06 PM - 2nd August, 2018 The reduction in the number of children studying the arts will have a knock on to the cultural capital of this country. Playing in a band, dancing in a group, speaking someone else’s words in public is simply food for the soul
@DidcotGirls01:03 PM - 2nd August, 2018 Intrigued by the description of tuning cycles as a way of honing professional development. 'The Teacher Gap' is a brilliantly constructive read so far. Read more
@DidcotGirls01:02 PM - 2nd August, 2018 Thanks for everything you've done to inspire so many young people ! Could we ask you to write an article for us to help encourage more business volunteers to get involved?
@DidcotGirls01:02 PM - 2nd August, 2018 Word of the day: ONOMATOMANIA - frustration at being unable to think of the appropriate word.
@DidcotGirls10:41 AM - 30th July, 2018 You may have already seen this...to the school who truly inspires the next generation of women leaders! 😊 ! Read more
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