Year 9

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.

Years 9, 10 & 11

Pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) follow a common core curriculum of English, Science (Core or Separate Sciences), Mathematics, Physical Education and Personal Development (which includes Religious Studies, Morality and Ethics). Pupils can choose up to an additional 4 subjects from a variety of academic and vocational courses, depending on appropriate individual challenge, preferred learning style and future aspirations.

To support pupils with their subject choices, we publish a detailed subject guidance booklet, run an evening Options Event for parents and pupils, run ‘taster’ lessons, meet with all Year 8 pupils individually, and discuss future career possibilities, aspirations and subject requirements within the PD curriculum.

Pupils are taking the following Option subjects at GCSE:

Art Business Studies  
Citizenship Computer Science Dance
Drama Food Preparation and Nutrition French
Geography German Graphics
Health and Social Care History Home Languages
Mandarin Media Studies     Music
Physical Education (PE) Design & Technology: Resistant Materials Psychology
Religious Studies Spanish Textiles

Tom Goodenough
Head of School

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Curriculum Policy Sep 2017 17th Sep 2017 Download
@DidcotGirls12:27 PM - 20th June, 2018 Our amazing Maths department hard at work developing resources. Read more
@DidcotGirls11:32 PM - 19th June, 2018 This is beautiful! We are looking for STEAM art to display in the huge foyer of the Science block If you think you could help, please contact me... Read more
@DidcotGirls10:07 PM - 19th June, 2018 We were delighted to welcome some of the girls who will be joining us in September to today. Exciting times ahead, girls! Make sure you enjoy every minute of it. Read more
@DidcotGirls10:01 PM - 19th June, 2018 Looking at bringing the iDEA award into ! Looks great to ensure students are equipped with a wide range of digital skills! 💻 🖥 Read more
@DidcotGirls11:11 AM - 19th June, 2018 The newspaper tower challenge is well under way on our Rising Y7 Visit Day! Read more
@DidcotGirls10:44 AM - 19th June, 2018 Some of our Rising Y7 students are getting to know each other, with help from our Y8 Transition Mentors. Read more
@DidcotGirls07:41 PM - 18th June, 2018 : QUANDARY (noun) - a state of perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation. students, can you use this word in your lessons this week?
@DidcotGirls07:41 PM - 18th June, 2018 Year 9’s are busy rehearsing for our workshop at one of our local primary schools this Friday! Read more
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