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 Catering
Citizenship Computer Science Dance
Drama Food Technology French
Geography German Graphics
Health and Social Care History Home Languages
Mandarin Media Studies     Music
Physical Education (PE) Product Design Psychology
Religious Studies Spanish Textiles

Tom Goodenough
Head of School

Documents

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Curriculum Policy Sep 2017 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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