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

@DidcotGirls11:50 PM - 7th December, 2019 More workshop feedback on my , but in the meantime, here are some highlights - ‘The session has changed how I feel about: *LIFE* How poetry works My writing & how good I feel I am at it’. 🥳🥳🥳 Read more
@DidcotGirls11:50 PM - 7th December, 2019 We really enjoyed performing at the Christmas Event on Thursday! It was a really nice evening filled with lots of solos and group songs including some carols. Read more
@DidcotGirls06:22 AM - 7th December, 2019 Maybe we are the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow... Read more
@DidcotGirls10:33 PM - 6th December, 2019 A 3-0 win puts our Under 13 football team into round 5 of the English Schools FA cup. That means we are in the last 32 in the country! Well done girls, a phenomenal achievement.
@DidcotGirls09:00 PM - 6th December, 2019 Congratulations to the teams from School who won the Intermediate and Senior & heats of the "Youth Speaks" public speaking competition. We wish them the best of luck in the next round of the competition. Read more
@DidcotGirls07:38 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
@DidcotGirls07:36 PM - 6th December, 2019 A perfect end to the week, more pride for my school, colleagues and students! ⚽️👍🏻💖 Read more
@DidcotGirls07:35 PM - 6th December, 2019 7DH are absolute experts at analysing historical interpretations now. Here they are, leading a whole class demonstration of source analysis. Read more
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