Year 10

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

@DidcotGirls04:02 PM - 6th December, 2019 Thank you for your support of some of our year 11 students who are preparing for a career in engineering. It was amazing to see behind the scenes and find out about the huge variety of roles in the engineering sector. Read more
@DidcotGirls03:14 PM - 6th December, 2019 Getting ready for the DGS Swap Shop! Just a few days left and lots of clothes already available. Come and have a look on Wednesday 11th, 4-6.30pm. Read more
@DidcotGirls11:35 PM - 5th December, 2019 Today one of Miss Street's Y7s quickly learnt the meaning & pronunciation of the word 'excommunication' & then used it to express her opinion about whether medieval monarchs had more or less power than the medieval Church.
@DidcotGirls11:34 PM - 5th December, 2019 Very well deserved and many thanks to the lovely Miss Webb and 7CPW for spreading some joy today! 💖 Read more
@DidcotGirls06:33 PM - 5th December, 2019 Our Christmas Craft Fayre is open for business. Please pop along 6-9pm, Frid's Bistro Read more
@DidcotGirls06:25 PM - 4th December, 2019 Just 1 week to go until the DGS Swap Shop! In assemblies this week we have been learning why it’s important to recycle our clothing. Come along and take part! Read more
@DidcotGirls04:03 PM - 4th December, 2019 Wilson House Assembly and their vision as ‘a collaborative House that motivates and inspires one another to achieve greatness!’ A fantastic vision for 2020! Read more
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