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

@DidcotGirls10:28 PM - 15th August, 2019 Daisy in rehearsal for the most recent summer concert singing Mozart’s “Parto m’affretto”🎶 Absolutely amazing!!! Read more
@DidcotGirls08:52 PM - 15th August, 2019 Hugely impressive. Well done everyone. Read more
@DidcotGirls05:13 PM - 15th August, 2019 Mrs Pearl’s tiger onesie is washed and ready for this coming year’s House Opening Ceremony. Come on Ennis! 🐅 Read more
@DidcotGirls09:26 AM - 15th August, 2019 Congratulations to these brilliant students who have achieved 4A*s, 13As and 5Bs between them. Read more
@DidcotGirls09:11 AM - 15th August, 2019 Shout out to our Year 12 Further Mathematicians, who took A2 Maths a year early...and achieved 6 A*s and 6 As and 2 Bs between them. What an inspiring bunch! Read more
@DidcotGirls09:11 AM - 15th August, 2019 Huge congratulations to our Year 12 Further Maths students taking their A-level Maths a year early. 100% A*-B. Read more
@DidcotGirls09:03 AM - 15th August, 2019 A lovely atmosphere in the Hall as our A-Level students students pick up their results. Many happy faces and stories of success…but behind every result are personal stories of adversity and challenge, sustained hard work and a great student-teacher relationship. Read more
@DidcotGirls01:33 AM - 14th August, 2019 Our fingers are crossed for those students collecting A Level results on Thursday! Results can be collected from Cockcroft Hall at Didcot Girls' School from 8.30 - 10.00am. Please enter the school by the Cockcroft Gates.
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