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.

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

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STUDENT OPTIONS BOOKLET 2018 2021 19th Feb 2018 Download
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@DidcotGirls01:15 PM - 28th January, 2020 Frances Ashton from speaks brilliantly on developing professional learning cultures. Read more
@DidcotGirls07:26 PM - 27th January, 2020 Every student at DGS has written a message of solidarity that has contributed to our memorial flame for Holocaust Memorial Day. Read more
@DidcotGirls03:14 PM - 27th January, 2020 Our memorial flame is comprised of hundreds of messages to echo this year's theme for Holocaust Memorial Day: Stand Together Read more
@DidcotGirls03:12 PM - 27th January, 2020 Every student at DGS has written a message of solidarity that has contributed to our memorial flame for Holocaust Memorial Day. Read more
@DidcotGirls11:55 AM - 27th January, 2020 In the words of Sir Nicholas Winton (who rescued 669 children from Nazi occupied Europe) "Don't be content in your life just to do no wrong; be prepared every day to try and do some good". Read more
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