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

@DidcotGirls10:00 PM - 20th April, 2019 Best of luck to year 9 student Talia Sanders who is flying out to Spain to play for England Schools U15s this weekend 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 ⚽️ We couldn’t be prouder! Read more
@DidcotGirls10:00 PM - 20th April, 2019 A perfect morning for ! Fantastic to see so many staff, students, families and even their dogs enjoying the weather and getting their running (and volunteering) shoes on 🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️ 👏🏼 Read more
@DidcotGirls05:53 PM - 17th April, 2019 A very productive workshop session today in Art & Graphics! Lovely to see so many students displaying commitment to their 🎨 Read more
@DidcotGirls09:46 AM - 16th April, 2019 Following the well-deserved success of Mr Manning in becoming Headteacher at St Birinus School from September, we have a vacancy for a Deputy Headteacher from September 1st. If you would like to join us in developing our amazing girls as future leaders: Read more
@DidcotGirls07:42 PM - 11th April, 2019 My latest Patron of Writing update is available to read in the March from Didcot Girls' School - find it here & see what a poet in school is getting up to! 🙂 ⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦Read more
@DidcotGirls09:50 PM - 10th April, 2019 So lovely to see so many year 11’s in school working on dance theory during the Easter break Read more
@DidcotGirls09:21 PM - 9th April, 2019 We hope that everyone’s having a lovely Easter Holiday so far! Here’s our cover of Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose” in the end of term assembly. Read more
@DidcotGirls12:40 PM - 9th April, 2019 7 members of staff (and a dog) spent their Sunday walking 14km DofE routes ready for our bronze expeditions next term👏🏼
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