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
@DidcotGirls08:11 AM - 23rd January, 2018 rehearsals in full swing (literally). Tickets available for Wednesday and Thursday night on ParentPay! Read more
@DidcotGirls02:57 PM - 22nd January, 2018 Year 9 are up now. Swarnim and Sophie are presenting an extensive piece of research about anime. Dr Pringle is fascinated! Read more
@DidcotGirls02:48 PM - 22nd January, 2018 A colourful and thought provoking exploration of the crisis facing our oceans from year 7 Ulysses student Ella Read more
@DidcotGirls02:45 PM - 22nd January, 2018 Year 7 Ulysses Group students are busily presenting their academic posters this afternoon. Lots of creativity and excellent oracy skills in evidence! Read more
@DidcotGirls01:35 AM - 22nd January, 2018 Looking forward to taking you to see this in March girls, one of my favourite works choreographed by the amazing Christopher Bruce! Read more
@DidcotGirls08:14 AM - 21st January, 2018 Rehearsals going ahead today 10am to 3pm in Cockcroft Hall for
@DidcotGirls04:17 PM - 20th January, 2018 ‘Life of the Line’ - please join us for the private view in the Freeborn Gallery of Yr 12 life drawings created with our artists in residence. Weds 24th January 6pm - 8pm. Read more
@DidcotGirls01:02 PM - 20th January, 2018 Grease rehearsals going well on a rainy Saturday! Tickets on sale now! Read more
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