Year 11

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

@DidcotGirls09:16 AM - 22nd January, 2020 G House Captain team sharing good news about upcoming events and then getting down to some guided meditation....feeling the drumbeats! Hope your well-being has been enhanced girls. Read more
@DidcotGirls09:14 AM - 22nd January, 2020 More great stuff in House Assemblies today! K house are discussing the role of empathy in developing well being in others. Really important skill to develop. Read more
@DidcotGirls08:29 PM - 21st January, 2020 Week 1 - ‘Give me YOU in 6 words or less!’ What a beautiful bunch of responses - what unique, diverse writers I’m working with this year 💚💙💛🧡❤️🖤 (Me in 5: Introvert. Extrovert. Introvert. Blue sky’) Read more
@DidcotGirls08:28 PM - 21st January, 2020 launching rockets to "Mars" earlier today. Read more
@DidcotGirls08:28 PM - 21st January, 2020 Full house with a parent workshop on helping young people manage exam pressure! The presentation and guides will be available on the website from tomorrow. 🧠🖊📒💻 Read more
@DidcotGirls06:52 PM - 21st January, 2020 Some pictures from our visit to the Reading Sikh Gurdwara as part of the Yr World Religion Day. Big thanks to the volunteers at the Gurdwara, we very much enjoyed our time there, and greatly appreciated 'Langar' Read more
@DidcotGirls06:48 PM - 21st January, 2020 Enjoyed a enriching morning with the fabulous 9SXN and 9YLH at the wonderful Reading Sikh Gurdwara Read more
@DidcotGirls09:06 AM - 21st January, 2020 And in Bussell House we’re focusing on well-being, what it is and how to improve it. Let’s say adios to those winter blues: get active, eat healthy, take care of yourself! Great advice. Read more
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